Now drug gangs are targeting people on Facebook. According to CNN news, three teens in the county of Columbia who were put on a hit list have been killed in the past 10 days. Police don’t know who posted these threats or why sixty plus other names are on the list.
However, Columbian police know that a criminal gang known as Los Rastrojos and a Marxist guerilla group call Revolutionary Armed Forced of Colombia also known as FARC operate in the area. The hit list post was posted on August 17 and gave these three teens three days to leave the town of Puerto Asis or be executed. At first the police thought it was a joke, but when these teens were murdered, the police knew that the threat was no joke.
According to Colombian media the number of those threatened has grown and panic has overtaken Puerto Asis. Parents have sent their children out of town because their names are on the Facebook notice.
Now Federal officials say they are taking the threats seriously and have sent investigators from Bogota, the nation’s capital, to Puerto Asis. Also Internet experts are among the investigators assigned to the case. There is a reward, 5 million pesos or $2,750, for information on the killings.