About 10 tons of solid narcotics, ready to be packed; and more than 10 tons of cocaine in solution were seized in an ELN drug trafficking complex in Nariño.
As a result of an investigative and operational effort by the Attorney General’s Office and the Army, the largest seizure of cocaine hydrochloride in production was achieved, that is that it has been carried out in the laboratories or production places of this illicit substance.
The joint work against the illicit sources of financing of the ELN in the southwestern part of the country made it possible to learn details about a drug trafficking complex that this criminal structure allegedly had.
Specialized CTI experts and troops from the Army’s Troops against Drug Trafficking and Transnational Threats (Comando contra Narcotráfico y Amenazas Transnacionales CONAT) verified the information and arrived at the village El Decio, in the rural area of Samaniego (Nariño). There, they verified the existence of two gigantic laboratories with multiple constructions and machinery used to process narcotics.
About 10 tons of cocaine hydrochloride in ovens, counters and other tools were found. They were ready to be pressed and packed. Additionally, 10 tons of cocaine in solution were found in cans in the middle of the process of manufacture.
In the complex, the investigators found solid supplies and liquid chemical precursors, as well as roads and rustic buildings that communicated with each other.
According to preliminary calculations, the amount of cocaine reaches 12 million dollars in value. The investigations suggest that this drug trafficking infrastructure would belong to the ELN company Jaime ‘Toño’ Obando and that the destination of the drug would be Central America.
The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of general interest.
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The information contained in this press release corresponds to the narration of the objective news provided by the officials in charge of carrying out the criminal investigations within the Office of the Attorney General. By the time this communication is disclosed, the legal status of the people mentioned is still pending to be resolved by the competent judicial authority, always under the presumption of innocence contemplated by Article 29 of the Political Constitution and Article 7 of Law 906 of 2004.