Ecuador maintains 10000 troops on border with Colombia

Posted on December 25, 2011 • Filed under: Border Issues, Colombia, Ecuador, FARC, Police/Military Activity, Politics

Ecuadorian President also said that relations with Colombia are at their best. Ecuador employs about 10,000 uniformed personnel to guard the boundary with Colombia, where he faces a “most serious problem” of security, said Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Saturday. On the edge with Colombia is “the most serious security problem facing the country, is a hot border organized crime, drug trafficking, irregular groups, FARC and paramilitaries,” the president said in his weekly report of work. Ecuador goes 7,000 members of the Armed Forces (18% of staff) and 3,000 police for surveillance in the border, which requires about 120 million dollars a year, he added. Read Article

Share This Story
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email