An intelligence agent from the Ecuadorean Armed Forces, who preferred to keep his identity undisclosed, told the press that the arsenal was destined for Colombian rebel groups. The arrestees were handed over to judicial authorities, according to the report. The operation was conducted on the afternoon of July 3 in the Huaquillas village, province of El Oro (on the border with Peru), where three Ecuadorean nationals and one Peruvian citizen were arrested. During the operation, where a Peruvian citizen was arrested, 3,960 caliber 5.56 mm ammunition, and 32 hand grenades were seized, the institution said in a statement. By Dialogo July 09, 2013 The Ecuadorean Military seized a shipment of rifle ammunition and grenades presumably aimed at Colombian rebel groups, in an operation conducted on the southern border with Peru, according to a July 4 report from the Ecuadorean Armed Forces Joint Command.