Colombia's FARC rebels have freed the three petroleum engineers they had kidnapped in the country's southwest, a police spokesman says.
Major Johan Mercado said the guerrillas were forced to release their captives due to pressure from police, air force and army elements.
'Reports are they're well,' Mercado said, adding that Luis Miguel Figueroa, Cesar Galiano and Embert Garcia are being transferred to an army battalion stationed in Villagarzon, a town in Putumayo province.
The contractors working for Canadian-owned Gran Tierra Energy were abducted on Wednesday, and authorities had been carrying out an intense search for the men in a mountainous area between Putumayo and neighbouring Cauca province.
Last Friday, FARC fighters took two police captive in Cauca.
The team representing the FARC in peace talks with the Colombian government said on Wednesday that insurgents have the right to hold police and soldiers who fall into their hands in combat.
Even so, the FARC negotiators said on Thursday in Havana that they had 'no official report' from their forces concerning the alleged abduction of the two policemen.
President Juan Manuel Santos' government and the FARC embarked in October on a peace process aimed at ending Colombia's decades-long internal conflict.