Are FARC Rebels Training Mexican Drug Cartels?

Flag_of_the_FARC-EPAccording to David Gagne form Insight Crime, the likelihood that the Secretariat could be involved on “franchising” training to drug lords is low, however there is a higher possibility that low-level FARC commanders might organize training sessions for Mexican drug lords without the consent of the Secretariat.

Gagne warns about “the potential criminalization of some FARC units in a post-conflict environment. In one possible scenario, rogue FARC elements would work directly with Mexican cartels, cutting out the middleman — currently Colombia’s neo-paramilitary groups, known as the BACRIM — in the regional cocaine trade, thereby generating higher profits for both the guerrillas and the cartels”.

Though the article was written two months ago, it is important to keep an eye on these topic, especially after the Chapo’s prison break.

Are FARC Rebels Training Mexican Drug Cartels?.

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