According to the official report, members from the FARC’s 18th Squadron were caught in the act of processing coca base in two covert, improvised buildings that were used as kitchens and harvesting collection sites.
Authorities seized 1,600 kilos of coca leaves, 200 gallons of gasoline, 50 kilos of urea powder, 20 kilos of lime, 19 kilos of fertilizer, one kilo of stool-softener (gramafin), 23 plastic containers, and a scale.
Preliminary information indicates that the site was producing 180 kilos of cocaine each month, which was then distributed via micro-trafficking. That amount would fetch approximately $3.6 million in the United States.
The arrests come four days after the Colombian Army had busted seven cocaine processing labs throughout the country on Saturday.