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Ecuador Soldiers Caught with 200 'FARC Uniforms'

ECUADOR / 1 JUN 2011 BY ROMAIN LE COUR GRANDMAISON EN

Ecuador's police arrested three soldiers carrying 200 camouflage uniforms, which they suspected were intended for Colombian guerrilla group the FARC.

The uniforms were found on May 30, hidden in an army truck in southern Quito, reports La Hora. Three on-duty soldiers were arrested in connection with the seizure. The detainees reportedly told police that the goods were meant to be handed over to five Colombian citizens, who did not show up for the meeting.

The military said that the detained soldiers would face charges, and emphasized that the find was an isolated incident. An investigation has been opened by the Attorney General’s Office to determine the origin of the uniforms.

Ecuadorian authorities said that the case could be linked to the seizure in April of 600 uniforms, boots and jackets, along with 550 “FARC-EP” logos.

Less than a month before the latest find, police in southern Colombia, close to the Rumichaca Bridge which links the country to Ecuador, seized hundreds of shirts and scarves featuring images of FARC leaders including the deceased "Mono Jojoy" and "Raul Reyes."

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