2019 bombing of a police academy
Four individuals believed to be responsible for the 2019 explosion at a police training facility in Colombia have been apprehended by authorities.
The abduction of the father of soccer player Luis Diaz from the Liverpool team.
Authorities announced on Saturday that an individual was abducted and held captive for almost 14 days by members of the ELN rebel organization.
On Thursday, Luis Manuel Diaz was released after being taken by armed individuals on motorcycles at a gas station in Barrancas, a town near the border of Venezuela.
The ELN, currently engaged in peace talks with the government and observing a six-month ceasefire since August, acknowledged that the recent kidnapping by one of its units was an unintentional error.
The National Police of Colombia announced on social media platform X that they have arrested four individuals suspected of being involved in the abduction of Luis Manuel Diaz.
Police stated that the individuals responsible for the kidnapping were apprehended in the northern region of La Guajira. Two firearms were found in their possession.
The authorities did not disclose the identities of the suspects, but stated that they were members of a criminal organization called Los Primos. No information was provided about the group’s ties to ELN.
On October 28th, Cilenis Marulanda, the wife of elder Diaz, was kidnapped along with him. However, she was thankfully rescued a few hours later.
Luis Manuel Diaz established and served as the non-professional trainer for the sole soccer academy in Barrancas, where his son displayed potential from a tender age.
Diaz Sr., also known as “Mane” in the local community, is recognized for his role in supporting the rapid success of the Liverpool and Colombia forward.
He reported being captured by two distinct groups during the abduction on Friday.
He informed reporters that he noticed a difference after three days, as if he was now under the control of the ELN. They communicated with him in a new manner and treated him with a changed attitude.
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