The FARC denied ownership of the four tons of cocaine captured last week in western Colombia, claiming to be a political and military organization “too serious” for that sort of thing.
“This makes us me laugh, we are a very serious, very responsible politico-military organization” said alias “Rodrigo Granda.”
“That is to say we are not drug traffickers but an organization raised in arms, and that is our essence,” Granda added.
The approximately four tons of cocaine was seized in the Pacific part of the southwestern Cauca department. Authorities said the clandestine laboratory were the illegal narcotics were found had the capability to house some 70 people. The drugs were to be shipped to Mexico and from there to the United States, the army said.
According to local media, the drug shipment could have been intended for the Mexican Sinaloa cartel, where the Colombian rebels received weapons, ammunition and explosives in exchange for the drug.
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