Six farmers have been shot dead by a criminal gang who wanted to invade their farmland for the growth of lucrative palm oil, The Guardian reports.
It is believed the men were killed in Peru as they refused to give up their land.
40 armed men were involved, according to an eyewitness source.
Their bodies were discovered in a stream near Bajo Rayal Hamlet, close to their place of residence.
This was revealed in an official report produce by Police and seen by The Guardian.
The majority of the men in question possessed shot wounds on their neck, while one of the men was tied by the hands and feet.
Observers live in fear that palm oil emergence will have subsequent consequences including land-grabbing, violence and deforestation.