The Colombian Prosecutor’s Office delivered the electronic files to Ecuador’s counterparts on Thursday that support the existence of assets of the demobilized guerrilla FARC in that country.
“The information delivered with respect to the FARC’s assets in Ecuadorian territory will be duly analyzed in the manner that corresponds in law,” Ecuadorian prosecutor Carlos Baca Mancheno told a news conference in Bogota.
In total, it was indicated at the end of the meeting of Baca with his Colombian counterpart, Néstor Humberto Martínez, that there are 13 million electronic files in which the assets of the demobilized guerrilla are related.
“There are 13 million electronic files shared with the prosecutor Baca”, which is “a detailed relationship of each asset and reliability is maintained,” said Martinez.
After delivery, the Colombian prosecutor confirmed the commitment of his Ecuadorian counterpart to identify and seize each of the assets of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the neighboring country.
The objective of today’s appointment between the two prosecutors was to strengthen the existing commitment of international legal cooperation and seek joint strategies to fight transnational organized crime.
During the meeting, which was attended by the management team of the Office of the Prosecutor as well as a delegation from the Government of Ecuador and the control entity of that country, various criminal phenomena linked to organized crime were evaluated, affecting the national and economic security of the countries.
In this way, cases of terrorism, drug trafficking, corruption, trafficking in persons, illegal trafficking of migrants, illegal mining and crimes against the environment and natural resources were analyzed.
The Colombian government and the FARC signed a peace agreement in November 2016, by which the then guerrillas laid down their arms and began their transition to reincorporate life into society. (I)