13 cocaine labs destroyed in Colombia
( Xinhua ) - Thirteen cocaine processing laboratories apparently belonging to Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) have been destroyed, Colombian police said Wednesday.
The labs, with a capacity to produce 16 tons of illicit drugs per month, were found in the central Meta province as well as the eastern Vichada province in a recent operation, the police said ina press release.
"With the aim to combat criminal gangs and FARC's 16th front, 13 labs used to produce cocaine were destroyed," it said.
The police also confiscated 67 tons of chemical products, 141 kgs of cocaine chlorate, 30 kgs of base cocaine and 10,790 kgs of leafs.
Colombia's armed groups, including paramilitaries, usually finance their illicit activities by trafficking weapons and narcotics, as well as blackmails and kidnappings, media reports said.