‘Act on narco bor­der’:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

The kid­nap­ping and killing of two jour­nal­ists and their driver has thrown up an un­com­fort­able truth for Colom­bia and Ecuador, an­a­lysts say: that their longne­glected bor­der has be­come a drug traf­fick­ers’ nir­vana.

The two gov­ern­ments sent troops into the dense jun­gle area to hunt for the killers and reestab­lish con­trol over a re­gion an­a­lysts say has be­come a key cor­ri­dor for the sup­ply of co­caine to the United States.

Ecuador’s In­te­rior Min­is­ter Ce­sar Navas said Sun­day he had sent 550 po­lice and troops, backed by tanks and a he­li­copter, to take “to­tal con­trol” of the bor­der town of Mataje, where the jour­nal­ists were kid­napped. (AFP)

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