#AceWorldNews – COLUMBIA – May 17 – The Colombian government and the FARC rebel group have agreed on a plan to deal with the South American country’s illegal drugs trade.
The deal is third in a six-point peace agreement being negotiated between the two sides in Cuba. FARC, which controls large areas of territory in rural Colombia, is believed to fund large amounts of its activity through the illegal drugs trade.
Last year, the Colombian government and the left-wing FARC group agreed to the first two points in the peace plan – land reform and political participation.
The details of Friday’s agreement will need to be discussed further by special commissions.
The peace talks were initiated by Colombian President Juan Manuel Carlos, who is seeking a second mandate in next week’s elections.
The civil war in Columbia has killed around 220,000 people over the past five decades.