Colombia Captures Venezuelan Guard Delivering Arms to FARC
The Chavistas were caught red-handed this time.
Radio Santa Fe has a photo of the four individuals, including a Venezuelan guard member, arrested in Colombia for delivering arms to Marxist FARC terrorists.
Colombian officials captured a Venezuelan guard member delivering assault rifles to Marxist FARC guerillas in Vichada Province.
The BBC reported:
Colombia says it has arrested a Venezuelan national guard officer who was trying to deliver assault rifle ammunition to Marxist rebels.
The officer is said to have been captured along with three others in the southern Colombian province of Vichada, near the border with Venezuela.
The arrest comes at a time of tension between the two neighbours.
The Bogota government has accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of supporting Colombia’s Farc guerrillas.
The arrested officer, named as Manuel Agudo, was helping to carry 40,000 rounds of AK-47 ammunition along with another Venezuelan and two Colombians, Attorney General Mario Iguaran said.
Otra Expresion has video posted of the arrest today:
The Los Angeles Times reported that Agudo was delivering 40,000 bullets to FARC:
The sergeant, Manuel Agudo Escalona, was arrested Friday with another Venezuelan and two Colombians in the eastern jungle state of Vichada with AK-47 rifle munitions destined for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the government said.
Foreign Minister Fernando Araujo said at a news conference Saturday that he had made contact with counterparts in Venezuela to “verify the identity of the group and who could be implicated. . . . There will be an investigation coordinated by both ministries.”
As of Saturday evening, Venezuela had made no official comment on the arrests.