Colombia’s navy says it has dismantled a cocaine-producing camp capable of producing three tons of the drug monthly, El Espectador reported Friday.
The encampment in the rural area of Timbiqui, Cauca on the Pacific coast was said to be a source for tons of cocaine transported north by submarines like the one found in Timbiqui on February 14, 2011.
“This result was just eight days after the seizing of an illegal high-tech submersible to transport cocaine on the international black markets,” said Rear Admiral Hernando Will.
Wooden bridges and a series of tunnels linked different parts of the camouflage encampment which contained two crystallizers capable of producing three tons of cocaine per month.
Along with the crystalizers the navy found two power plants, boilers, pumps, distillation equipment, equipment for drying and packing, hydraulic presses, industrial stoves and microwaves.
A bridge spanning two kilometers brought workers into the encampment of 17 structures.
Including this encampment, security forces have destroyed 13 total so far this year, confiscating more than 15 tons of solid chemicals and 3,200 gallons of liquid chemicals. The Technical Investigation Corps of Cali is reportedly responsible for the destruction of these chemicals.