Nine Tons of Marijuana Belonging to the FARC Are Seized

By Dialogo
October 25, 2011


In the department of Cauca, the Colombian police seized nine tons of marijuana that, according to statements by the law-enforcement agency on October 23, belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and were going to be transported to Central America.

The contraband drugs were found on October 22, in a house located in the municipality of Corinto (Cauca), and are believed to have a value of 795,000 dollars on the international black market, according to Colonel Carlos Rodríguez, deputy director of the Anti-narcotics Police.

“In the country-style residence, 129 bags were found, which were subjected to a preliminary identification test and tested positive for cannabis and its derivatives, with a net weight of 9,000 kg,” the police commander told reporters.

The officer affirmed that the drugs belonged to the 6th Front of the FARC, the country’s chief guerrilla group.



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