Alleged guerrilla deployment on the probe
President Hugo Chávez did not mention the findings; he just said that steps are taken to prevent armed groups from operating in Venezuela
"We have reached all the sites where the Colombian government, the Colombian army, supplied information on coordinates where, according to them, there could be camps belonging to guerrillas or outlaws."
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez gave the news on Tuesday; he also pledged that the Venezuelan army is working on it.
The Head of State did not mention the findings; he just said that steps are taken to prevent armed groups from operating in Venezuela.
"I have the report... I have seen even the photos," Chávez claimed, as quoted by AP.
For his part, Defense Minister Henry Rangel Silva promised that "the appropriate action is taken so that no armed force of whatever nature, except for our Bolivarian Armed Forces, is present in Venezuelan territory."
One week ago, the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) killed 12 Colombian troops near the Colombia-Venezuela border.
Colombian authorities claimed that shortly after the raid, the rebels fled the country and crossed the border.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."