Granda's has not been an isolated case, says attorney of Colombian guerrilla members
The Venezuelan government has proofs that the so-called "chancellor"
of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) Rodrigo
Granda has not been the only guerrilla leader from the neighboring
country to be captured irregularly in Venezuela and handed
over to Colombian authorities, Colombian media reported on
The Colombian TV news program Noticias Uno said that while
the regional Attorney General's Office in Cúcuta (north-eastern
Colombia) was headed by a woman -who is currently wanted for
her alleged ties with paramilitary troopers- hundreds of arrest
warrants against rebel leaders who presumably lived in Venezuelan
soil were issued, news agency APA reported.
This is why Caracas would have proofs that paramilitary troopers
seem to have illegally taken at least 59 guerrillas out of
Venezuela and handed over to Colombian authorities, who registered
these detentions as if made in Cúcuta.
Eduardo Arias, attorney of one of the rebels "abducted" in
Caracas, stated that his client, the alleged guerrilla
member of the National Liberation Army (ELN) Gustavo Mendoza
was detained in Ureña, Táchira State (western Venezuela.)