Most of the displacement occurred in the departments of Narino, Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Cordoba, and Antioquia.
Security forces located the small submarine on the coast near the town of Limones, in the province of Esmeraldas. The area is near the Colombian border.
Gangs are still predominantly male, but the number of women and teenage female gang members is rising.
Between January and June 2013, there were 323 women killed in Honduras, according to the Violence Observatory.
In October 2013, Colombia hosted a global conference in International Humanitarian Law and an General Assembly meeting of Interpol, in Cartagena.
The Cuscatlán Joint Group (GCC) confiscated more than 500 kilograms of drugs between March 2012 and October 2013.
The Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) reported 177 children were rescued from the criminal groups this year – a 42.7 percent increase over the same period last year.
Military officials in many parts of the Americas are trying to help journalists by providing training on how they can do their jobs safely in dangerous areas.
In recent years, organized crime operatives have increased the volume of precursor drugs they smuggle into Central America, as well as the amount of synthetic drugs they produce in the region.
Local gang members operate go-fast boats which smuggle drugs to and from Sandy Bay, located in RAAN.
Advanced technology helped authorities find a boat that was smuggling cocaine.