As a result of the attacks attributed to ELN between Friday evening and early morning, between Aguachica and Curumaní, Cesar, the sale of tickets from Santander to the coast began to decrease significantly.
However, spokespersons of inter-faculty transport companies have declared the normality of providing services during this festive bridge.
Orlando Martínez Parra, assistant to the national manager of Copetran, informed Vanguardia Liberal that they did not have to cancel any travel. On the other hand, he said that there are many concerns from the drivers and even the citizens themselves, because what happened is a situation that changes the peace of everyone.
"Ticket sales dropped by 30% on the North Coast, especially those who intended to go to such cities as Santa Marta, Barranquilla, Cartagena and Valledupar, but we hope that it will soon return to normal," said Martinez Parra.
Exactly one of the Copetran vehicles was painted with graffiti, as was the case with other people, including the ambulance. Fortunately, he managed to reach his destination, even though the passenger turned the ball into one leg and was sent to the health center.
Major Julián Rodríguez, head of the police and traffic section in Santander, said that security in the region and part of Magdalena Medio is guaranteed.
"We have three groups in the department that even include La Esperanza, Norte de Santander, up to San Alberto, Cesar. There are 25 people, as well as the Metropolitan Police of Bucaramanga, who also have a group before they reach Rionegro," he said.
In this sense, the authorities state that there are surveillance devices on national roads, in this case from the Rionegro charging point to El Playón, from El Playón to San Alberto. There are two groups in Troncal del Magdalena Medio and one from Y de Lebrija to San Alberto.
The authorities report shows that violent acts were committed by an illegal checkpoint and the activation of explosives. There was also a confrontation with the security forces when they tried to reach one of the zones to try to control the situation.
The first case was reported on the road that links the village of La Vega to the municipality of Curumaní. There, during the trip, the city bus was attacked by firearms.
The second event was registered between corregimientos La Mata and Besotes on Ruta del Sol.
There, the subversives stopped the truck of the tractor, which traveled from Cartagena to Bogota, was wandered and burned; the same thing happened with the bus with 32 passengers on board, whose goal was Cúcuta, he was forced to stop when the passengers came down, he was burned.