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Fujimori Spinning Arms Bust
Fujimori's showcasing of tke arrests this month of memberseruvian-based arms trafficking organization that last year supplied Colombia's FARC with assault rifles from Jordanian stocks is intended to divert cu^rttion from official Peruvian ties to the group. It is unclear if sen* Peruvian officials were comrjlicif, in mis arms deaL but ihealso arc involved in narcoticsthe past have used high-level contacts in the security forces to facilitate their illegal activities.
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Press accounts also say that the arms smugglers were affiliated with Peru's National Intelligence Service and that the Peruvian military awarded them supply contracts as laa; as last year. I |
The government last weekeform of the intelligence services, but Fujimori's trumpeting of Montesinos's role in Ihe arrestslear signal of continued support for his controversial adviser.