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The first two arrests were announced for the murder of nine young people in southwestern Colombia

August 17, 2020

Colombia’s Civil Security Director General Jorge Luis Vargas announced the first two arrests for the murder of nine young people in rural Samaniego, Nariño department in southwest Colombia, this Sunday.

Vargas stated that a joint operation by the army and police arrested two suspects linked to the crime of these nine people, a tragic event that shocked public opinion in the country.

“Two people were captured with guns,” Vargas announced during an interview for Caracol radio station, in which he also reported that there were no minors among the victims, even though they were all in their twenties.

The first two arrests were announced for the murder of nine young people in southwestern ColombiaThe first two arrests were announced for the murder of nine young people in southwestern Colombia

General Vargas has revealed that after the first interviews with survivors and witnesses, the group of attackers entered the farm, where there were about 50 people, asked about some of them and immediately opened fire among those present.

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