The main gang is the Gulf Clan or Los Urabeños.
Police warn that some areas formerly under the control of the rebel groups [such as FARC which has laid down its arms] have been taken over by criminal groups such as the Urabeños and that their fight for territory is driving violence up.
Colombia’s biggest criminal gang has declared a unilateral ceasefire to help “bring about peace”.
The gang, known as the Gulf Clan or Los Urabeños, said it would stop “offensive military actions from 13 December”.
The truce comes three months after the gang’s leader said it would surrender and he would hand himself in. A framework is still being worked on.
Police have warned that criminal gangs such as the Gulf Clan are the biggest risk to security in Colombia.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Gulf of Urabá, Colombia
Colombia (CO) is estimated to have a population of 48.9 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2.5 million.