Colombia’s rebel army is handing over $332 million in assets — here’s what that’s made up of

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 $332 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:


241,560 hectares of real estate, worth an estimated $147,167,667

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Toniflap / Shutterstock.com

This includes 606 farms, 65 houses and one water plant. The majority of the properties lack official documents.


292 vehicles, worth an estimated $2,772,422

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David Wright/Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0)

This includes 5 tractors, 41 boats and 38 canoes.


20,724 cattle, worth an estimated $10,549,372

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shutterstock

This includes 20,672 cows, 23 buffalos – and 32 sheep.


An undisclosed number of weapons, worth an estimated $70,057,363

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Wikipedia

3,753km of roads, worth an estimated $65,540,667

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Flickr

267,520 grams of gold, worth an estimated $10,700,800

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REUTERS/Petr Josek

Assets confiscated from the mafia, worth an estimated $9,745,000

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Reuters

An enormous list of household equipment and objects, worth an estimated $7,103,859

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The list includes broomsticks, orange squeezers, mugs and talcum powder.


Treasure, worth an estimated $5,492,000

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Flickr / Tom Garnett

$1,494,980 worth of what has been described as “social investment”

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Phalinn Ooi / Flickr

This including having performed medical procedures – extracting two varicose veins was valued at $550 – and rescuing people injured by cows.


Colombian Pesos, worth an estimated $833,333


US dollars, worth $450,000

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Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

And 597 horses, worth an estimated $323,667

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Flickr/Chris Breeze