sábado, 15 de marzo de 2014

Four guerrillas caught in Colombia

Colombian authorities detained four members of the communist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in undated interventions in different parts of the country. Police caught two suspects identified as captains of the FARC's Front 21 in the department of Tolima west of Bogotá and in the capital itself, El Espectador reported on 14 March. The two, identified as the guerrillas dubbed La Mamá and el Ingeniero, were described as involved in "indiscriminate recruitment, training, organised political work, criminal intelligence and extortion" from businesses, the daily cited Police as stating. Two other suspected FARC operatives dubbed Mauricio and Tobías, were caught in Bogotá at an unspecified date. Tobías was reported as still involved in unspecified criminal activities, four years after leaving the FARC with whom he fought for 10 years. He was previously sentenced to 18 years in jail for arms trafficking and extortion charges, Vanguardia Liberal reported on 14 March.