LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- Colombia seized a number of anti-tank rocket launchers from guerrilla camps, intelligence and diplomatic sources said Monday in London.
The weapons may be the AT4 model of the 84mm recoil-less weapon from Saab Bofors Dynamics in Sweden, Jane's Intelligence Weekly, reported. Citing sources, the publication said the weapons may have been sold to the Venezuelan Army, but Colombian defense officials would not provide additional details.
"The seizure of the AT4s will concern the Colombian government, which in the past has experienced a number of tense diplomatic exchanges with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez over issues such as alleged FARC presence on the Venezuelan side of the border," Jane's reported, noting the weapons are for use on close and slow-moving targets.
FARC -- Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -- waged battle with the government for more than four decades.
"Concern about potential illegal seepage from the Venezuelan military arsenal is likely to be expressed through unofficial channels, with Bogota seeking to put discreet pressure on Caracas to investigate the provenance of the AT4s or further crack down on the FARC's efforts to operate across the Venezuela-Colombia border," Jane's reported.
The report said the Colombian government will probably not complain publicly.