Tuesday, April 16, 2013



Note: Drug cartels ( DTO / TCO / ETC.) continue to work together
when useful.

Emissaries FARC wanted to exchange cocaine for missiles
9:02 PM | April 13, 2013

The DEA guerrillas were recorded 17 meetings in Brazil, Bogota and
Guinea-Bissau (Africa).

The June 25, 2012, at a downtown hotel in Sao Paulo (Brazil), the DEA
and Narcotics Police of Colombia began to walk one of the biggest
operations against cocaine trafficking and weapons, whose key to
guerrilla FARC.
That day, two undercover agents videotaped the Colombian Rafael
Antonio Garavito Garcia, alias 'Old', planning to send drug shipments
to Guinea Bissau, a small country on the west coast of Africa. In the
film looks at Colombian pledging to get 4 tons of cocaine in FARC
camps in exchange for an arsenal of weapons to the guerrillas.
After nine months of follow-up and 17 recorded meetings in Brazil,
Portugal, Colombia, Senegal and Guinea Bissau, the DEA and narcotics
police captured seven members of the network as they prepared to make
the narcocanje.
Walking down the street 93 with Carrera 13, Bogota, Colombia fell
Antonio Garavito Rafael Garcia, 67, and his partner Gustavo Pérez
García, alias "Jack", 64.
The 17 meetings
And on a yacht, sailing near Cape Verde (Africa insular), was
captured the former head of the Navy of Guinea Bissau, Jose Americo
Bubo Na Tchuto. In a parallel operation, Interpol arrested four more
foreigners (see text below "Guinea Bissau, under scrutiny ').
The U.S. Department of Justice. UU. gave them a free hand catches
after evaluating detailed evidence about barter. One video shows the
"old" notifying agents that each kilo came to 14,000 euros, about 34
million Colombian pesos, as long as sales exceed 4 tons.
This means that the transaction exceeded $ 56 million. But be
multiplied by 20 when it came to market. In addition, it agreed to
pay corrupt officials of Guinea Bissau 13 percent.
In another meeting, two DEA agents met Garavito Garcia who initially
identified as emerald-and told to submit them to your contacts to
provide weapons for drugs.
"It is through me as you can do that with the government," said the
agent, who will testify against him in court for the Southern
District of New York.
In parallel, two other officers asked them weapons to officials of
Guinea-Bissau. And then identified that half of the military arsenal
was ordered by the guerrillas. At that meeting, says the DEA, also
spoke of the need of FARC to obtain the surface to air missiles to
destroy U.S. helicopters. used to eradicate drug crops in the country.
The FARC and Algeria case
And he specified that the same aircraft that take cocaine to Guinea
Bissau, camouflaged military uniforms, surface -to-air missiles,
assault rifles, AK-47s and grenade launchers. Also defined using a
local firm to distribute cocaine in Europe, USA. UU. and Canada.
At that time, the contacts between the Colombian government and the
FARC to initiate peace talks were underway.
In fact, the police chief, Jose Roberto Leon Riano, revealed to TIME
correspondent in Washington that this network had attempted to trade
arms for coca. "Already they had crashed a plane with heavy weapons
in Algeria and had to burn it before authorities arrived," said the
And both the General and U.S. authorities. UU. confirm the direct
link with the guerrillas. "The two captured for us in Colombia have
ties to the FARC and Interpol red notice requested by the U.S.," said
Leon Riano.
In no records criminal prosecution of these individuals, who denied
knowing emerald. But, in a report of narcotics is the evidence of
speaking the Police Director. So already been sought for extradition
by EE. UU.
In this regard, Preet Bharara, prosecutor before the Southern
District of New York, and Michele M. Leonhart, head of the DEA, said
that, "The charges are charged to those captured, is to provide aid
to the FARC cocaine by storing property in West Africa". In addition,
they are accused of "conspiring to sell weapons, including surface-to-
air missiles, that the guerrillas would use against U.S. military
forces. UU. ".
Despite the accusations, the FARC have been silent.
Guinea Bissau, under scrutiny

The capture of the former head of the Navy of Guinea Bissau Jose
Americo Bubo Na Tchuto splashed the de facto government that is in
that country for a year. For EE. UU., This instability has led to its
coastal territory has become a transshipment point for narcotics
produced in South America and sent across the Atlantic Ocean in
aircraft and ships. After the arrest of the network, the attorney,
Abdu Mané, denied allegations linking the mafia with the government
and the presidency itself. It attributed the accusations to a "black
campaign against the state".
Investigative Unit


Comes in another FARC leader
Pablo Antonio Ramirez Patino delivered a lot of weapons to the
authorities of the Andean country
13/04/2013 05:10

So far this year at least 12 heads of FARC fronts have demobilized.
Photo: AFP
So far this year at least 12 heads of FARC fronts have demobilized.
Photo: AFP

* The FARC announced the arrival in Cuba of several members
* Implement pause peace talks with the FARC
* Captured in Colombia to 18 guerrillas of the FARC and ELN
* Tentacles reach FARC Chapo

BOGOTA, April 13. - The Colombian army reported yesterday that a
major guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were

This is Pablo Antonio Ramirez Patino, known as Fabian Arm or Poplar,
20 Front commander of the FARC, said the army commander, General
Sergio Mantilla.

The rebel surrendered to military authorities in the town of Sabana
de Torres, Santander department, 320 kilometers east of Bogota.
Surrendered their weapons, the official said.

Ramirez Patino, who spent 20 years in the ranks of the FARC, was
wanted by the authorities for the crimes of murder, kidnapping and

Fabian Arm "gave a lot of weapons, including rifles, mortars and
machine guns, and the reasons given for demobilization is the total
isolation of many fronts" of the FARC, Mantilla said at a news
conference at a military garrison in northern Bogota.

The FARC, said Mantilla to retake version demobilized, "are
disconnected, not received for more than six months no instruction in
addition to that, the mistreatment of his partner, another leader who
forced her to abort" .

So far this year at least 12 heads of FARC fronts have demobilized.
Mantilla said that since November 2011, 458 thousand FARC members
have demobilized.

"This decision was made due to pressure from the security forces in
some areas, because there's no denying it: there are many areas where
there is a lot of pressure from the military. And the other thing is
that you look that one has no future, one (the guerrillas) are
thinking every day what time falls in combat. "


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