On September 1st, 1932, they took issues into their very own palms by overwhelming the police station in Leticia and forcing any consultant of Colombian authority to go away the town.
At first, the Presidents of each Colombia and Peru didn’t contemplate this a matter of nationwide significance, however in style opinion pressured them to take motion.
The remoteness of the jungle area made it troublesome to move males and materiel – which was in brief provide, in any case – however finally a Colombian power was assembled.
In February 1933, it captured Tarapaca, a city on the banks of the Putumayo River; adopted in March by Gueppi, one other port city on the Putumayo, subsequent to the Ecuadorian border. But it surely was unable to take the heavily-defended Leticia from the Peruvian forces.