Colombian police destroy 2 cocaine labs

09:38, July 07, 2010      

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The Colombian police destroyed Tuesday two cocaine labs in separate locations and seized 800 kg of cocaine in total.

One lab was in Cauca department, southwest of the country, allegedly belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group.

Cauca Police Commander Colonel Carlos Rodriguez said the lab has 11 camps, where they found a total of 723 kg of cocaine and 650 kg of chemical precursors.

He added some two tons of cocaine were processed in the camp per month.

So far this year Colombian authorities have dismantled 101 cocaine labs in the region.

Police also seized 79 kg of cocaine in another lab in a rural zone of Norte de Santander department bordering Venezuela, where 150 kg of cocaine was processed per month.

Colombia is considered as one of the world's top cocaine producers.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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