The Prosecutor of Colombia confirmed the seizure of $ 480,000 (more than 250 million colones) that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had placed in Costa Rica.
This money was sent by Costa Rican authorities to the Colombian Attorney General’s Office. This was confirmed by the South American institution in a statement posted on its website.
The money was located in 2008 in a house in Heredia. It was protected by a marriage related to one of the guerrilla leaders.
This is the first seizure of illicit money owned by the FARC conducted abroad.
The $ 480 thousand dollars are now part of the Asset Recovery Law, which means that a state can own goods that have illegal origins.