6 Colombian rebel suspects arrested in Venezuela

14:02, July 28, 2010      

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Six Colombian rebel suspects have been arrested in Venezuela near its border with Colombia, police said Tuesday.

The six suspects were captured in a police operation near the town of La Fria in the western Venezuelan province of Tachira.

The group has been accused of being involved in illegal activities such as kidnapping and killing, the police said, adding that they were combing the area for other members of the group.

Colombia and Venezuela share a 2,200-km-long border, an ideal place for Colombian paramilitaries, guerrillas and drug-traffickers to carry out all kinds of criminal activities.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez severed diplomatic relations with Colombia last Thursday after Colombia condemned Venezuela for sheltering Colombian guerrilla chiefs.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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