Saturday, October 02, 2010

Spain: 41 arrested in Spain for funding Colombian rebels

Police in Spain have arrested 41 people suspected of laundering more than $270 million of drug-smuggling earnings and providing it to Colombian rebels.

The money was funneled to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia , Latin America’s oldest and largest insurgency that has been trying for decades to topple the Colombian government.

The arrests took place in several parts of Spain.

Police in Colombia and Ecuador are also involved in the case.

Published with the permission of Voice of America