Colombia’s army together with intelligence agency DAS in a joint operation shut down 22 drug labs on the nation’s Pacific coast.
After three months of investigation, 22 laboratories for the production of cocaine were stormed and shut down. A large amount of war material was seized, including rockets, mortars, grenade launchers and about 16,000 rounds of various calibers.
According to authorities the laboratories were in a large area of the Choco and Valle departments where the FARC maintains a “criminal corridor” along with gangs Los Rastrojos and Los Machos, reports Caracol radio.
All together, the laboratories allowed the gangs to produce cocaine worth over a billion pesos a month (approx. US$500,000).
Four Rastrojos members were arrested in the operation.