According to the Colombian press, Santrich, 53, real name Seuxis Paucias Hernandez Solarte, died in an ambush organized by Colombian army commandos on May 17.
On the other hand, the FARC issued a statement confirming that Santrich was killed in an ambush between El Chalet on the Venezuelan-Colombian border and the village of Los Laureles.
Stressing that Santrich was attacked with long barreled rifles and grenades while traveling in a truck, the FARC claimed that the murder of their former commanders was carried out on the orders of Colombian President Ivan Duque.
The FARC, expressing their condolences to Santrich’s family, reacted to former President Alvaro Uribe and Duque and called on those who recently protested against the government to deepen the protests.
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The Colombian and Venezuelan governments have so far made no statement regarding the murder of the former FARC member.
Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano made a statement on his Twitter account today, stating that Santrich may have been killed in the clashes that took place in Venezuela yesterday, saying: “Information confirmed by intelligence services show that Santrich and other criminals were killed if this incident is confirmed, there is evidence that drug criminals took refuge in Venezuela. ”he used the expressions.
A CAPTURE DECISION WAS TAKEN CONCERNING
Santrich had briefly entered congress when the FARC became a political party and was subsequently arrested and released. In a case where he was tried for drug trafficking, Santrich was arrested again on July 10, 2019 for not appearing in court.
Santrich, who remained in prison for a year for drug trafficking and was detained when released, was later released by decision of the Supreme Court of Justice and sworn in in his office at the Colombian House of Representatives , did not attend his hearing. to the court in question.
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With that, the Supreme Court of Justice issued an arrest warrant against Santrich and asked Interpol to issue a red notice.
Santrich, one of the former FARC commanders, who signed a peace deal with the Colombian government in November 2016, called for a return to armed struggle on August 29, 2019.