Colombia: Army captures alleged extortionist, destroy explosive device

Posted on August 28, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Police/Military Activity

August 27, 2012
Florence. In development of offensive operations in the last hours by troops of the Twelfth Brigade, assigned to the Sixth Division, was captured a suspected extortionist and neutralized an explosive device in the department of Caquetá.
Initially fact, Caquetá Gaula Group units, in coordination with members of the Office CTI, caught in the act of a person for the alleged crime of extortion.

The man, apparently a member of organized crime gangs who was placed at the disposal of the competent authorities, was captured in the urban area of ​​Valparaiso.

In addition, units from Infantry Battalion No. 35 Heroes Guepi placed an explosive device caneca type, with pressure activated system.

The explosive, destroyed in a controlled manner by the army, had been installed by terrorist 15th front of the FARC in the area of ​​Bethany inspection Peneya Union, municipality of montanita.

The Command of the Twelfth Brigade civilians thanked the timely information provided to the free lines 146 and 147 of the National Army, enabled 24 hours a day, they have let neutralize the criminal intent of the groups outside the law. Read Article

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