Luciano Marin Arango
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Also known as "Ivan Marquez"
The FARC is a foreign terrorist organization in Colombia that was established in 1964 with a Marxist philosophy and the declared intent to overthrow the democratic Colombian government. The FARC is Latin America's oldest, largest, most capable and best-equipped insurgency -- with perhaps 12,000 fighters and thousands of supporters, mostly in rural areas. In addition to its attacks on Colombian military, political and economic targets, the FARC's various fronts are deeply involved in narcotics trafficking, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, murder and other criminal activities. Today, the FARC controls the majority of cocaine manufacturing and distribution within Colombia, and is responsible for much of the world's cocaine supply and what is trafficked to the United States.
Luciano MARIN ARANGO, also known as "Ivan Marquez" is a Secretariat Member and Advisor to the Northwestern and Caribbean Blocs. He oversaw loading of planes carrying 600-1200 kilograms of cocaine and the receipt of money and automatic weapons as payment. He set the FARCís cocaine policies directing and controlling (i) the production, manufacture, and distribution of hundreds of tons of cocaine to the United States and the world; (ii) the "taxation" of the drug trade in Colombia to raise funds for the FARC; and, (iii) the murder of hundreds of people who violated or interfered with the FARCís cocaine policies.
The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Luciano MARIN ARANGO.