Thursday, November 17, 2011


The General Secretariat of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, more commonly known as the FARC, has named Rodrigo Londoño, also known as Timoleón Jiménez, also known as Timochenko, the Supreme Commander of the designated global terrorist organisation. Jiménez, a trained medical doctor, is known to be a Communist hardliner, and is reportedly opposed to any negotiated settlement with the Government of Colombia.

He is wanted in Colombia on charges of kidnapping, murder, rebellion and terrorism, and has a $5m price on his head in the United States. Reports say that he is presently living in Venezuela, evading arrest by the Colombian Army, and that his wife and children reside permanently in Venezuela. Most of the FARC  senior leadership is also known to hide inside Venezuela, from where they direct their rapidly declining rank & file to engage in drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, and other organised crime activities, to support their guerrilla war in Colombia, and for profit and gain.

Compliance officers in North America and the European Union should always be aware that funds originating in Venezuela could be FARC criminal profits, and ensure, through mandatory Enhanced Due Diligence, and where necessary, verification in the field, that you are not banking FARC funds; be careful.

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