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06 January 2011

Jenny (198? – ) soldier, beautician.

In 2003, a plane carrying 3 US military contractors crashed in Caquetá, Columbia, and the three contractors were taken prisoner by FARC.

The Colombian government sent 147 soldiers, the troops of Vulture and Destroyer companies to find the contractors. That they never did. But while digging because of a diarrhoea outbreak, they found a FARC money deposit, millions of dollars (USD) and pesos (COP). Each soldier took a fortune.

Among them were three brothers, of whom the youngest was Lenin. Lenin was more or less known to the other soldiers for being gay. He knew what he would do with his share. He went abroad for an operation and returned as Jenny. She now  runs a beauty shop.

The other soldiers spent too much, and attracted attention. The Government arrested many of them for theft. Some others were perhaps killed by FARC hitmen. But Jenny was not noticed, and she was left alone.
  • John Otis. Law of the Jungle : the Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure. New York: William Morrow, 2010.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

As they say truth is stranger than fiction, you could not make this up.