Five FARC guerrillas captured on Wednesday were mysteriously dressed in Ecuadorean military uniforms, the Colombian army claims.
The combatants were part of the FARC’s 29th Front, active in the south-western Cauca and Nariño departments, said General Justo Eliseo Peña, who leads the military’s operations in the Pacific region. It is not known how the rebels came to be wearing Ecuadorean military gear, he said, but the military has already begun investigations.
The five guerrillas were captured near a coca-producing lab bordering Ecuador. Another lab capable of producing up to three tons of coca a month was also found in Cauca and dismantled by the military