Colombia anti-drug police found and destroyed 24 laboratories of cocaine base during a raid in four regions, reported today in Bogota responsible for that force.
The plants had a combined capacity of about 500 kilos of pasta per month, calculated the head of the Anti-Narcotics Division (Diran) of the National Police, General Luis Alberto Perez in an appearance before the press.
The officer said that the labs were found in rural areas of the departments of Antioquia (northwest), Bolivar (north) and Cordoba (north).
Seven of them belonged to The Urabeños, paramilitary band of origin, ten to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the other seven to the guerrillas and the Army of National Liberation (ELN), said Perez.
The police chief said drugs were found in the laboratory more than 3.43 tons of coca leaves and 201 kilos of cocaine base, as well as chemicals used in drug production.
The raid, dubbed Operation 96 Phase VI and carried out with the support of the Colombian Air Force (FAC) and the Attorney General, also included the bombing of a clandestine landing strips in San Benito Abad, a village of the Caribbean department of Sucre