Peru declares state of emergency on Colombian border, arrests 50 in narcotics sting
Peru declared a state of emergency on Monday to reassert state control over the border area with Colombia. In the ensuing operations, Peru arrested over 50 people, most of them Colombian drug traffickers, in the region where Marxist FARC rebels that did not demobilize following the 2016 agreement are suspected of taking refuge. Following the arrests, FARC rebels launched a number of attacks on security forces. The state of emergency is scheduled to last for 60 days and will include a military presence in the region that will work to push out Colombian dissident FARC rebels.