TACHIRA, Venezuela, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Police found the bodies of at least 10 members of a Colombian soccer team kidnapped two weeks ago near the border with Venezuela, authorities said.
The bodies, which had gunshot wounds, were found near the border in Tachira, Venezuela, the BBC reported Sunday.
One team member who survived told police the kidnappers were members of the armed wing of ELN, a Colombian guerrilla group, the BBC reported.
The soccer players, known as Los Maniceros, or Peanut Men, were kidnapped two weeks ago as they sold nuts along the border.
Police had yet to confirm a motive for the kidnapping and deaths, although local officials said militants may have tried to force the soccer players to join their cause, the BBC reported.