Computers seized at the camp of assumed dead FARC commander “Fabian Ramirez” reveal ties between the guerrillas and the Mexican Sinaloa cartel, reported newspaper El Tiempo on Tuesday.
Photos that were found on the computers and leaked to the newspaper show a number of guerrillas of the FARC’s Southern Bloc with Mario Sanchez Zavaleta, who is suspected to mediate drug deals between the FARC and the Sinaloa cartel.
According to the newspaper, documents on the computer indicate that Fabian Sanchez’ right-hand man Wilson Burbano Ordoñez, alias Reciclo and Sanchez coordinate the trafficking of drugs from Colombia to the United States and Europe though Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama.
Reciclo was arrested in 2009 and Ramirez is thought to have been killed in an air raid of his camp earlier this year. His body was never found.
The FARC’s Southern Bloc, primarily active in the south and south-east of Colombia, is the guerrillas’ bloc that’s most active in drug trafficking and responsible for a large part of the income of the rebel group.