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Colombian Charged in Fla. With Buying Guns

A Colombian arms broker was charged with trying to buy $4 million in grenade launchers, machine guns, other high-powered weapons and munitions for a leftist rebel group and promising 2 tons of cocaine as partial payment. The drugs-for-weapons deal negotiated by Carlos Gamarra Murillo would have supplied the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, with shipments through Venezuela, investigators charged. Attorney General John Ashcroft says Gamarra “attempted to provide the fuel to feed a dangerous foreign terrorist organization.” Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Michael Garcia called the indictment “a significant achievement.” Full Story

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