While carrying out military actions in the area troops found a cove, located in the village of La Hacienda, in the south of the town of Gaitania, Planadas municipality, in the south of the department, full of explosive material.
Ten 60mm mortars were found, as well as 20 81mm mortars, 50 landmines, and other miscellaneous materials used for creating explosives.
Authorities also found pamphlets addressed to the nearby community that were threatening and touched on issues of local mobility and work-related issues.
Earlier, authorities discovered a 120mm mortar, considered to be a high-powered fire weapon.
According to information by military intelligence, these items were to be used to attack the troops patrolling nearby roads that lead to the village of Isla.