In June 2013, American citizen Kevin Scott Sutay was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) near the municipality of El Retorno in Colombia. Sutay, a former American military service member, had been trekking as a tourist through several Central and South American countries.
On July 19, 2013, the FARC released a public announcement claiming responsibility for the kidnapping and announcing their intentions to free Sutay as a good-faith gesture. However, Sutay was not released until October 27, 2013, when he was returned in the Department of Guaviare to a delegation of the governments of Colombia, Cuba, and Norway, and members of the International Committee of the Red Cross. From there, Sutay was delivered to U.S. government officials in Bogota, Colombia and flown back to the United States.
The Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $3 million for information that brings to justice those responsible for this attack.