An Argentine woman leading Israeli tourists on a tour of marijuana-producing areas of southwestern Colombia has been kidnapped and murdered by alleged FARC dissidents, Colombian authorities have announced.
The woman, Mónica Berenice Blanco Sossa, and the Israeli tourists were kidnapped last Saturday while on a so-called "Cannabis Tour."
They were travelling in the area of Cauca when they were abducted by armed men who identified themselves as dissidents from the Sixth Front of the FARC," prosecutors said in a statement.
The group released the Israelis three days later, but retained Blanco, demanding a US$100,000-ransom from her family in Argentina, the prosecutors said.
Her body was recovered on Wednesday in the municipality of Corinto, they said.
They did not specify the number of Israelis on the tour.
Blanco worked for "Cannabis Tour," a company offering visits to areas of narco crop cultivation in the Cauca area, which is frequented by FARC dissidents as well as members of the Gulf Clan drug trafficking operation, according to authorities.