Elite police unit created to target paramilitaries

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The 16th June 2017 saw the creation of an Elite Unit of the Colombian police to tackle paramilitaries. The creation of such a unit had been agreed in the peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC. The unit will consist of 1,088 police, 120 investigators, 40 analysts, and 150 people in a rapid response team.

The unit will begin operations in the regions of Buenaventura and Tumaco which currently suffer from high levels of paramiltary presence.



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