Colombian authorities caught FARC guerrillas shipping cocaine from the country’s west coast.
According to newspaper El Espectador, FARC guerrillas were found in an encampment allegedly used as a cocaine shipment point in Solano Bay on Colombia’s west coast.
The Navy attacked the FARC camp while the guerrillas were transporting “30 packages” of cocaine to a docked ship, resulting in two FARC deaths. The two killed guerrillas were part of the FARC’s 57th Front, a group of 20 guerrillas camped in the area functioning as a cocaine port, reported Caracol Radio.
“This is a crushing blow to the logistics network of the FARC (…) Once again it is revealed that this terrorist group is fed by the drug trafficking business,” an Admiral of the Navy was quoted by El Espectador as saying.
The Navy was allegedly able to secure the area and seize the cocaine along with communication equipment and weapons used by the guerrillas.
The cocaine bust comes at the precarious beginning of peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC which started Thursday in Oslo, Norway.