Salvadoran Pleads Guilty in U.S. to Attempting to Sell Arms to the FARC

By Dialogo
May 13, 2011

A Salvadoran, Héctor Antonio Martínez, thirty-two years old, pleaded guilty on 11 May to attempting to sell arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a guerrilla group, and to transporting explosives, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Martínez, who faces a possible life sentence, acknowledged that between July and November 2010 he sold explosives and arms to a U.S. law-enforcement agent he thought was a member of the FARC.

The Salvadoran was arrested in Virginia (in the eastern United States) while preparing to transport twenty kilograms of cocaine, allegedly as part of the operation.

He will be sentenced on 29 July, the text explained