Seized Guns Destined for Colombian ELN Rebels Sheltering in Venezuela: Sources

Colombia has long accused Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro of sheltering ELN guerrillas, including a top commander known by his nom de guerre of Pablito.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Eleven semi-automatic rifles and 12 magazines of ammunition seized in two Colombian police raids last month were destined for leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas in Venezuela, a high-ranking police source said on Wednesday, February 3rd.

Colombia’s tax and customs police (POLFA) had on Tuesday heralded the late-January seizure of five Anderson AM-15 rifles of U.S. origin and five magazines of 5.56 caliber ammunition and the capture of two suspects, saying it was investigating whether the final destination was Venezuela.

However, a police source familiar with the matter . . .

To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?