Colombian authorities said they seized up to 66 pounds of uranium, linked to the FARC guerrillas, hidden off the side of a road in southern Bogotá on Wednesday. The uranium could be used to make so-called "dirty bombs.''
The Defense Ministry announcement, which hasn't been corroborated by a third party, adds weight to the evidence reportedly found in a laptop computer belonging to rebel leader Raúl Reyes, killed March 1 when the Colombian military bombed his camp in neighboring Ecuador.
The Colombian government has used details of an alleged deal to buy up to 50 kilograms of uranium at $2.5 million a kilo found in e-mails on Reyes' computer to charge that the FARC was hatching deadly plans from a sanctuary set up in the jungle about one mile from the Colombia-Ecuador border.
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