FARC dissidents may be behind drug lab along Colombia,Ecuador border

Posted on June 20, 2017 • Filed under: Border Issues, Colombia, Drug Activity, Ecuador, FARC

insightcrime.org/Tristan Clavel Authorities in Colombia dismantled a cocaine processing laboratory in the department of Putumayo along the border with Ecuador, a further indication that dissident elements of the demobilizing FARC guerrilla group are maintaining operations in this traditional trafficking hub.


The head of Colombia’s anti-narcotic police, General José Ángel Mendoza, told journalists on June 16 that the laboratory, which was discovered in a rural area near the municipality of San Miguel, was able process up to a metric ton of cocaine per week, reported El Nuevo Siglo.

The police official, who referred to the compound as a “megalaboratory,” described the processing complex as composed of 14 buildings and capable of housing 40 individuals while operating continuously day and night. Read Article

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