Subversive groups in Colombia receive much of their weapon supplies through border with Ecuador

Posted on November 12, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Ecuador, Explosives / Bombs, FARC, Organized Crime, Peru, Police/Military Activity

A rifle costs $ 5200, a 4000 machine gun, a pistol and a revolver 1200 USD 800. Those prices were written with a ballpoint pen red on a white paper and crumpled. Appeared alongside images of each weapon found in a cabin Sealed Stone sector. In the last hours, this site jungle, in the northeast of the province of Esmeraldas and 200 meters from the border with Colombia, 60 soldiers arrived 1 North Operational Command. The soldiers, who are in charge of the security of the northern border, entered the house with wooden walls and metal roof, built next to the river Mataje amid thick vegetation. There he discovered nine jute bags, containing more than 12,000 bullets for AK-47 rifle and two shotguns. “The AK-47 do not use the Armed Forces of Ecuador. We believe that the ammunition (7.62) was aimed at illegal armed groups in Colombia, “said Fernando Proaño, Command Chief. (Article provides significant information as to arms trafficking routes and prices for contraband along border with Colombia and Peru)Read Article

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