Demobilized FARC Member Reports a Factory that Produced Bombs
By Dialogo May 14, 2013
A factory that produced one thousand improvised explosive devices (IED) per month to be used by the narco-terrorist organization Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in terrorist attacks and mine planting, was seized in the rural municipality of Suárez in the department of Cauca, on May 10.
The seizure happened as a result of military operations that lead to the voluntary demobilization of a terrorist. The individual, who for four years had been part of the FARC’s 3rd Company, Jacobo Arenas mobile column, provided information about the location of a clandestine construction that hosted the IED factory.
An 81mm mortar, 87 grenades, 205 home-made grenades heads, 9 gallons of cyanide, a coca leaf grinder and 50 kilos of ammunition were also confiscated. It is known that the factory had a monthly production of approximately 1,000 explosive devices.
Additionally, two coca paste labs were located and destroyed in the rural municipality of Suárez.