Colombia: Navy destroys two laboratories producing alkaloids

Posted on August 21, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Drug Activity, Police/Military Activity

Colombian Navy troops found and destroyed two laboratories for cocaine processing capacity to produce two tons of alkaloids month, in the village of Santa Barbara in the district of Zaragoza, rural area of ​​Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca.

The first structure was later found that Pacific Coast Guard units and Fluvial Brigade of Marines, conduct an operation Internal river from the Bay of Buenaventura to an arm of the river near the village of Anchicaya Zaragoza. The place was found half a ton of coca leaf, 275 gallons of processed coca leaves, 90 gallons of gasoline and 25 kilograms of ammonium sulfate.

Five miles of the first laboratory, troops found a second inside structure and 306 gallons of liquid cocaine, 400 gallons of gasoline, five liters of sulfuric acid, lime lump, a lump of cement, 500 kg of coca leaf as well as a crop of five hectares of coca leaf.

The material found on the site was destroyed by the Judicial Police personnel Sijin During the operation there was no catch.

The Navy continues to develop his offensive operations in maritime jurisdiction, river and land, in order to ensure the security and tranquility in existing populations in the Colombian Pacific coast. Read Article

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