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(CNN Spanish) - The Colombian government offered a total reward of almost $ 45,000 for information that helps to find the whereabouts of the presumed responsible for the massacre in Cauca, in which they were killed, among others, the candidate for a municipal mayor, Karina García.
Colombian Defense Minister Guillermo Botero explained that 100 million pesos (almost $ 30,000) are offered for information that allows the capture of alias 'Mayimbú', and another 50 million pesos (just under $ 15,000), for aka 'Marlon', members of the Armed Residual Group (GAO) R6, who are allegedly responsible for the homicide in Suárez Cauca.
MIRA: At least six people die in attack on a mayoral candidate in Cauca, Colombia
The candidate for mayor of Suárez, Cauca, Karina García Sierra, who died in the attack, had denounced the previous week in her social networks, harassment and threats by armed groups.
To deal with criminal investigation against multiple homicide in Suárez, Cauca, we assigned an investigation team composed of SIJIN officials, the Elite Corps @PoliciaColombia, and officials @FiscaliaCol.
We maintain permanent monitoring: @GuillermoBotero
- Mindefense (@mindefensa) September 2, 2019
The military dome was moved to the north of Cauca and the Army will install a command post to counter residual Organized Armed Groups that commit crimes in that area and "will maintain the structural attack on drug trafficking in the region," according to a statement.
The Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, Miguel Ceballos, blamed a dissident FARC group on Monday for the deaths in Cauca.
"We confirm from the office of the high commissioner that this is an area that is under the influence of a FARC chief," said Ceballos.