May 15th, 2010
01:49 AM ET

Colombian military captures 11 alleged guerrillas

The Colombian military captured 11 alleged guerrillas Friday in a rural area on the country's Pacific coast, the Colombian National Army said.

"Materials of war" and 2.2 pounds (a kilogram) of cocaine base were also seized in the raid of a rebel camp outside the port city of Buenaventura, the army said in a statement.

According to the army, the suspects captured in the raid belonged to the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, commonly referred to by its Spanish acronym FARC.

Colombian soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen worked together in the operation to find and dismantle a camp of the Libardo Garcia FARC group, which the army said is responsible for terrorist attacks on the highway between Buenaventura and the city of Cali.

The army said the detained members of FARC included the girlfriend of the alleged leader of the Libardo Garcia group. The army said the girlfriend, who was known as "Farnley," was injured in the raid.

A machine gun, a pistol, two rifles, three hand grenades, 1,695 rifle cartridges, a large amount of supplies and a kilogram of cocaine were also seized in the raid, the army said.

Three minors who were found in the camp were placed in the custody of the government's family welfare agency, the army said.


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  1. Ramkhelawan Maniram

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep them on the run. Desmantle them. Eliminate them. Colombians deserve living in peace. Bravo to the government of Alvaro Uribe. God wills that JUAN MANUEL SANTOS becomes the next president of Colombia so that he can really continue his excellent – marvellous – sublime task of finally ousting this plague suffered by the peolpes of Colombia. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE COLOMBIAN ARMED FORCES WHO ARE SETTING THE STAGE FOR A FREE AND GLORIUS COLOMBIA. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

    May 15, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
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    May 15, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. LARRY COFFEY

    TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, IM A MAN OF GOD, AND ON A MISSION TO SPEAK THE TRUTH. IM AFTER THE ENEMY THAT TOOK CONTROL OF PEOPLES MIND, I GIVE NO WARNING TO WHOMEVER HARBORS THE ENEMY. IM COMING THROUGH THE NIGHT LIKE A THIEF, TO STEAL THE ENEMY FROM YOU. 2 CHRONICLES 7:14 AND LUKE 1:17, THIS IS THE SEASON TO PLANT THE SEED OF FAITH AND HAVE A POSITIVE MIND. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

    May 15, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. TomColt

    They just captured 11 guerrillas? And next year they hope to get another dozen? At that rate, the sun will self-extinguish before they've made any impact on the problem.

    May 15, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Peter North

    This is big news if the FARC amry numbers 11.

    May 15, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. yvonne

    That is great news!! now they have to set up Hugo Chavez who is another FARC supporter!!!

    May 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Alejandro

    The good news isn't that they caught 12 guys with guns, the good news is that they caught them alive. It means that the discipline within the Colombian military and police forces have improved greatly and that the once rampet corruption has been brought under control.

    Uribe has done a marvelous job driving these degenerate drug dealers from the country and bringing the rule of law to most parts of the country, but the goal should now be the continued economic growth of the country as well as the gradual suffocation of the Farc's resources.

    It would be nice if Hugo would quit wining about his Bolivian Revolution and stop harboring communist terrorists but one thing at a time.

    May 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Colombian Thug

    wow. that's not even news... it happens everyday in Colombia..

    May 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. don finklebeath

    I thought gorillas were only in Africa?

    Los Angeles
    Don

    May 15, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ruffnutt

    it's sad that they have cut so much of the forrest down that the great apes are having to sell dope and arm themselves to survive.

    May 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |