Colombia’s demobilised Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) have declared an official list of their assets, worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
The group sent an inventory worth $US332 million to the Colombian government, which is intended to go towards the victims of five decades of fighting following the group’s official disarmament earlier this year.
The list includes an enormous number of household items like broomsticks and orange squeezers, as well as more unusual items, like dentistry equipment.
But, in a letter to the government, Colombia’s Attorney General Néstor Humberto Martínez called the inventory “useless,” and said it was not a reflection of the group’s true wealth. The fact that much of the declared real estate is missing official documentation, he said, “makes it useless and inadmissible.”
In response, FARC said ownership records had been lost during the conflict, and that in rural areas they often do not exist. The group also said it had been under time pressure to compile the list, and could provide a more exhaustive list given more time.
According to InSight Crime, Colombian authorities have already seized assets worth more than their stated value in the inventory. A source in the Attorney General’s Office also told InSight Crime that most of FARC’s wealth is stored overseas, and is not listed in the inventory.
Keep scrolling for a breakdown of FARC’s stated wealth:
This includes 20,672 cows, 23 buffalos -- and 32 sheep.
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