On February 13, 2003, a U. S. government plane on a counter-drug mission crash landed in Caqueta, Colombia. Members of a left-wing rebel group in Colombia known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) killed U.S. citizen Thomas Janis and Colombian Sergeant Luis Alcides Cruz. The rebels also took hostage three other U.S. citizens who had been aboard the plane: Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes, and Keith Stansell.
The Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information that brings to justice those responsible for this attack.
This reward extends to the commanders of the FARC’s Teofilo Forero Mobile Column, as well as other FARC members including Carlos Alberto Garcia Camargo (a.k.a. Hermides Buitrago, a.k.a. El Paisa, a.k.a. Oscar Montero); Marly Yurley Capera Quezada (a.k.a. La Pilosa); and Pedro Gonzalez Perdomo (a.k.a. Alfredo Arenas, a.k.a. Ignacio).