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Tuesday, February 19 2019 @ 04:36 PM UTC

FARC Guerrilla Known As "El Paisa" Captured in Darien

Panama News By Grisel Bethancourt for La Critica - A 14 year-old member of the guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was captured yesterday in Playa Luciano in the coastal sector of Jaque in the Darien, by units of National Border Service (SENAFRONT). The boy identified as "El Paisa or Pituche" was walking along the beach near Playa Luciano near the Darien border area together with another presumed Colombian guerrilla when members of the SENAFRONT conducted a pursuit, resulting in the capture the child, who subsequently admitted to being a guerrilla from Urabá in the Antioquia department of Colombia, while the other subject escaped and police are searching for him in the Darien jungle. The two Colombian guerrillas were in Panama trying to obtain food and logistics, confirmed a police source. The minor, who said he was recruited by the FARC two years ago, can not read or write and will be transferred to Panama City from Jaque and will be placed in the custody of the proper authorities. (See Comments)

Editor's Comment: The FARC doesn't "recruit" but rather they forcibly conscript these young kids into service. This kid was taken from his home village at the age of twelve, and has spent the last two years living in the jungle as a Colombian guerrilla. At this point the FARC has lost all resemblance of any kind of a "valid" revolution - they are simply the soldiers who move and protect the drugs for the cocaine traffickers.

Servicio Nacional de Fronteras (SENAFRONT) captura a un menor de 14 años miembro de la (FARC)

Un menor de 14 años miembro de la guerrilla de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) fue capturado ayer, en Playa Luciano en el sector costero de Jaqué en Darién, por unidades del Servicio Nacional de Fronteras (SENAFRONT) .

El joven identificado como "El Paisa o Pituche" se encontraba caminando a orillas de Playa Luciano en la frontera darienita junto a otro presunto irregular cuando las unidades del SENAFRONT realizaron una persecución, en la que lograron capturar al menor, quien posteriormente aceptó ser un guerrillero proveniente de Urabá, Antioquia en Colombia; mientras que el otro sujeto se evadió y las unidades policiales están tras su búsqueda en la selva darienita.

Los dos irregulares colombianos permanecían en territorio panameño tratando de conseguir alimentos y logística, confirmó una fuente de la entidad.

El menor capturado, quien dijo haber sido reclutado por las FARC obligatoriamente desde hace dos años, no sabe leer ni escribir y será trasladado a la ciudad de Panamá desde Jaqué, para ser puesto a órdenes de las autoridades de adolescencia.

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