FARC Cash Seized in Costa Rica Linked to Iran & Venezuela

Colombian authorities tipped off Costa Rican officials about a huge stash of FARC cash in an old safe house earlier this month. Costa Rica confiscated $480,000 of FARC cash in the raid. The Colombians discovered this information from the computers seized during the raid on FARC leader Raul Reyes in Ecuador.

FARC Leader Raul Reyes was killed in a raid this month by Colombian forces. The Colombian forces seized his laptop during the raid. (LePoint)

The Miami Herald reported on this major FARC cash bust:

Tipped by the Colombian military, Costa Rican authorities found almost $500,000 believed to belong to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in an old safe in a house near the Costa Rican capital of San José.

A Colombian judiciary source told El Nuevo Herald that information found in a FARC computer seized by the military in a raid to a jungle camp led to the discovery of the money in a house occupied since 1985 by a retired teacher and his wife.

In a computer belonging to late FARC leader Raúl Reyes, Colombian police investigators found the name of Costa Rican teacher Francisco Gutiérrez Pérez, the amount of money — $480,000 — he was supposed to be holding for the FARC and the address of the house.

Here is a partial list of what Colombian investigators found on the FARC terror leader’s computer:


— FARC connections with Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa
— Records of $300 million offerings from Hugo Chavez
— Thank you notes from Hugo Chavez dating back to 1992
— Uranium purchasing records
— Admit to killing the sister of former President Cesar Gaviria
— Admit to planting a 2003 car bomb killing 36 at a Bogota upper crust club
— Directions on how to make a Dirty Bomb
— Letter to Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi asking for cash to buy surface-to-air missiles
— Meetings with “gringos” about Barack Obama
— Information on Russian illegal arms dealer Viktor Bout who was later captured
— FARC funding Correa’s campaign
— Cuban links to FARC
— Links to US Democrats
— $480,000 of FARC cash in Costa Rican safe house
…And, more.

Today, Kenneth Rijock at the Different Angle via LGF, reported that the money seized in Costa Rica is linked to Iranian and Venezuelan governments:

Money from Iran and Venezuela destined to provide financial support for the FARC, and for other radical leftist groups seeking to topple democratic Latin American governments, is being funneled out of Venezuela, and into Central America, in a complex scheme that cleverly hides its illicit origins. The seizure recently of a large amount of cash hidden in a FARC safe house in Costa Rica was a rare glimpse into the use of that country as a key stopover for money en route to the FARC. There is much more going on under the radar regarding the use of that country’s financial structure for terrorist financing of the FARC’s hemisphere-wide operations.

According to sources who have access to information obtained by law enforcement investigators and cooperating bankers:

** The funds originate in Venezuelan banks that are assisting both the Venezuelan and Iranian governments in achieving their radical political goals, to wit: replacing those remaining democratic Latin American governments with extreme leftist regimes allied with Venezuela.

** Private Venezuelan banks place Iranian and Venezuelan state funds, via wire transfer and bulk cash shipments, in their branches,affiliates subsidiaries and correspondents in the Republic of Panama.

** The Iranian-owned Venezuelan financial institution, Banco Internacional Desarrollo* (BID), has been named as a primary force in several such transfers. This bank received its charter in only one week after its application had been filed, which is extraordinary in and of itself, and it has been extremely active throughout all regions of Latin America.

** The funds, now layered as the result of their presence in Panama, are next wired to banks in Costa Rica.

** From Costa Rica, funds are transferred to the FARC, and are delivered to several radical leftist groups, including other designated global terrorist organisations, There is no indication that Costa Rica law enforcement or regulatory authorities have interdicted or seized any of these inbound or outbound wire transfers, or cash withdrawals, most of which reportedly ends up in the hands of the FARC. Other radical organisations, dedicated to the violent overthrow of their country’s lawfully-elected governments, also are recipients of these funds.

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