16 Colombian rebel suspects arrested in Venezuela .
2Six Colombian rebel suspects have been arrested in Venezuela near its border with Colombia , police said Tuesday .
3The six suspects were captured in a police operation near the town of La Fria in the western Venezuelan province of Tachira .
4The group has been accused of being involved in illegal activities such as kidnapping and killing , the police said , adding that they were combing the area for other members of the group .
5Colombia and Venezuela share a 2,200-km-long border , an ideal place for Colombian paramilitaries , guerrillas and drug - traffickers to carry out all kinds of criminal activities .
6Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez severed diplomatic relations with Colombia last Thursday after Colombia condemned Venezuela for sheltering Colombian guerrilla chiefs .