Colombian National Army Captures Alleged FARC Guerrillas

By Dialogo
February 03, 2015



Colombian National Army Soldiers captured 11 suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas in several cities and municipalities, the Military said on January 28.

Law enforcement officials suspect the detainees of several offenses, including extortion, conspiracy, committing acts of rebellion, and possession of illegal weapons. Soldiers made the arrests based on information obtained from nine suspected FARC members who were arrested in January.

The FARC, which is the nation’s largest terrorist group, uses proceeds from narco-trafficking to finance its criminal activities.

FUSINA in Honduras seized large amounts of drugs in 2014


Troops with Honduras's National Interagency Security Force (FUSINA), an elite unit comprised of Army Soldiers and National Police agents, has seized 28,285 kilograms of marijuana and 11,727 kilograms of cocaine, in addition to arresting 13,649 suspects since its creation on January 27, 2014.

The administration of President Juan Orlando Hernández launched the elite unit to combat narco-trafficking, extortion, organized crime groups, and violence nationwide.

In the year since it began operations, FUSINA also seized $13.3 million; 3,392 guns; 17,770 rounds of ammunition; and 13 grenades, according to Lieutenant Colonel Santos Nolasco, FUSINA spokesman.

It also destroyed numerous clandestine airstrips used by narco-traffickers in addition to seizing an undisclosed number of automobiles, motorcycles, and property.

Honduras is a key transshipment point for South American narcotics. Nearly 90 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board.

The dismantling of the airstrips is having a positive impact. The Guatemalan Military reported that it detected a small number of narco-flights in the country’s air space in 2014, compared to an average of 12 a month in 2013.


Colombian National Army Soldiers captured 11 suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas in several cities and municipalities, the Military said on January 28.

Law enforcement officials suspect the detainees of several offenses, including extortion, conspiracy, committing acts of rebellion, and possession of illegal weapons. Soldiers made the arrests based on information obtained from nine suspected FARC members who were arrested in January.

The FARC, which is the nation’s largest terrorist group, uses proceeds from narco-trafficking to finance its criminal activities.

FUSINA in Honduras seized large amounts of drugs in 2014


Troops with Honduras's National Interagency Security Force (FUSINA), an elite unit comprised of Army Soldiers and National Police agents, has seized 28,285 kilograms of marijuana and 11,727 kilograms of cocaine, in addition to arresting 13,649 suspects since its creation on January 27, 2014.

The administration of President Juan Orlando Hernández launched the elite unit to combat narco-trafficking, extortion, organized crime groups, and violence nationwide.

In the year since it began operations, FUSINA also seized $13.3 million; 3,392 guns; 17,770 rounds of ammunition; and 13 grenades, according to Lieutenant Colonel Santos Nolasco, FUSINA spokesman.

It also destroyed numerous clandestine airstrips used by narco-traffickers in addition to seizing an undisclosed number of automobiles, motorcycles, and property.

Honduras is a key transshipment point for South American narcotics. Nearly 90 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board.

The dismantling of the airstrips is having a positive impact. The Guatemalan Military reported that it detected a small number of narco-flights in the country’s air space in 2014, compared to an average of 12 a month in 2013.
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