Members of the Mobile Brigade No. 8 of the Fifth Division of the army arrested the supposed FARC member early Tuesday morning in the village of San Gabriel, in the municipality of Lower Planada, located in Tolima, a department in central Colombia.
Frijolito reportedly belonged to the Marquetalia Heroes mobile column of the FARC’s Central Bloc, known for carrying out terrorist acts, assassinations, extortion and intelligence gathering in the municipalities of Rioblanco and Planadas, also located in Tolima.
The 35-year-old had allegedly been a member of the FARC for eight years. During his tenure he was supposedly responsible for carrying out numerous violent acts, including the murder of two men in the village of Brisas Quebrador in December 2010.
He had outstanding warrants out for his arrest on charges of aggravated murder and rebellion.
Frijolito was known for planting land mines and other illegal explosives on commonly used roads in areas with strong army presence.
At the time of his arrest, he was found in a possession of a fragmentation grenade, a 40mm grenade, six homemade electronic detonators, a conventional electronic detonator and two pressure activated tatuco-type explosives.