Rio Sucio, Colombia: Military Seizes 1.5 Tons of Cocaine from the FARC

Posted on August 15, 2013 • Filed under: Border Issues, Colombia, Crime, Drug Activity, FARC, Panama, Police/Military Activity

From on August 15, 2013- Units from the Colombian Army and Navy seized 1,558 kilos of high purity cocaine, ready to ship to Panama, in the border town of Rio Sucio, Choco. The operation occurred on the Salaqui River, in the Embera Katio reservation, where Front 57 of the FARC operates, who according to the Navy owned the drugs. During the operation, authorities seized an AK-47, a 9mm pistol, a shotgun, and 380 rounds of ammunition, in addition to the drugs. According the authorities, the FARC distributed the drugs to the local natives who would carry the drugs through the forests of the Darien to Panama. The estimated value of the drugs was $39 million USD. Read Article

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