Colombia’s Prosecutor alleged a lack of judicial policies in Costa Rica that allows to seize assets and property that belong to members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
An official from the Colombian entity, who did not reveal his name, told that he used all the legal measures, but he did not get the expected support from Costa Rica.
Despite being discussed, Costa Rica does not have a law which permits the confiscation of assets and property from people who are under investigation for money laundering or drug trafficking.
In their quest to recover property or money from the guerrilla group, Colombia asked the Security Council of the United Nations for help. However, that did not generate greater impact.
Cases about the FARC in Costa Rica are not new. The most recent one is Jorge Torres Victoria’s, known as Pablo Catatumbo, great leader of the FARC, who has properties in Costa Rica and Switzerland.