Colombia: Death of Guerrilla Sought by Panamanian Authorities Confirmed

first_imgBy Dialogo October 08, 2010 A FARC guerrilla charged in Panama with the mutilation of two border guards from that country was among those killed in a recent bombardment of their camp by the Colombian army, the Colombian police announced. “The individual in question is Jorge de Jesús Posada, alias ‘Ignacio,’ fourth-in-command of the FARC’s Front 57, sought by Panamanian authorities on charges of responsibility for laying a minefield that caused multiple mutilations to two members of the National Border Service,” the police indicated in a statement. Posada is one of five members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who died Monday in a joint attack by the Colombian army and police on a guerrilla column near the border with Panama (in northwestern Colombia). According to the police, Posada was also responsible for directing the shipment of cocaine from Colombia to Panama through the dense jungle of the El Darién region and received money and arms shipments from the latter country to supply other rebel fronts. On 24 June, two patrol officers from the Panamanian National Border Service suffered mutilations to their legs after stepping on an anti-personnel mine laid by the rebels in an abandoned camp on Panamanian territory. The FARC, created in 1964 and believed to have around eight thousand current fighters, according to Defense Ministry estimates, has suffered in recent years under a harsh military offensive that has driven them back into the country’s most remote jungle regions.last_img read more

Ithaca Police investigating backpack found with one-pot meth lab

first_imgNo more information has been released from the police department at this time. The police department says they were dispatched just before 8:00 a.m. to a railroad bridge behind Agway in the 200 block of S Fulton Street. They say an individual found the backpack while walking around.  Police officials say once officers examined the bag, it was determined to be an active one-pot meth lab. ITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Ithaca Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to a railroad bridge for a suspicious backpack on Saturday. Police Dispatch: (607) 272-3245 Police Administration: (607) 272-9973 Police Tipline (607) 330-0000 Email: [email protected] Anonymous Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ithacapolice  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ithacapolice Anyone who has information involving this investigation should contact the Ithaca Police Department: The police department also says the New York State Police Contamination Crime Scene Emergency Response Team responded and assisted. Police also say they were assisted by the Ithaca Fire Department. last_img read more