Worker eradicating coca plants found dead on border of Colombia and Ecuador

Posted on September 20, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Colombia, Conflicts, Crime, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity

A peasant coca plants manually eradicated died in a rural area of ​​the department of Nariño, which borders Ecuador, reported Social Action (Presidential Assistance Agency). The government agency did not specify the circumstances in which Benjamin Llanos Gasca, 28, died.However, he explains that the farmer was killed “during the third phase of operations that advance Forced Eradication Manual Mobile Eradication Groups (GME) Social Action, in areas of high prevalence of illicit crops, drug trafficking, violence and armed groups illegal.”

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