WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Shelley explained that terrorist organization have enormous flexibility and ability to switch between sources of revenue.
"There is now a large illicit trade in gold," Shelley stated at a US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee hearing. "Some of this is coming out of Columbia."
She also noted that illicit gold trade is among sources of revenue that is not being payed enough attention to.
The FARC rebel group was established in 1964 as the military wing of Colombia's Communist Party. More than 200,000 people have been killed in the ongoing conflict between the FARC and the Colombian government.