The Colombian Army succeeded in additional weakening dissident teams of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) by capturing three of their leaders within the japanese Colombian division of Meta in early September. Alias Boliqueso, chief of the Jorge Briceño Construction, alias Anderson and alias Iván, leaders of Construction 39, had been captured throughout search and seizure operations.
That very same month, within the division of Santander, Army troops additionally dealt a blow to the funds of Construction 33 by destroying two cocaine hydrochloride processing laboratories, valued at greater than $3 million, The Colombian Army Forces’ Normal Command stated in an announcement. The operations had been carried out with the help of the Colombian Air Power, the Nationwide Police’s Judicial and Prison Investigation Sectional Units (SIJIN), and the Legal professional Normal’s Workplace.
“We made three captures, together with two [belonging to] Construction 39, amongst them its second chief Gerardo Antonio Sanguino, alias Anderson, [who] had a 24-year legal report,” Colombian Army Brigadier Normal Miller Vladimir Nossa Rojas, commander of the 4th Division, instructed the press.
Alias Anderson is believed to be liable for finishing up a number of ambushes on troops and terrorist assaults in opposition to safety forces and for kidnapping and extorting businessmen and cattle ranchers, the Colombian Army indicated.
“Alias Iván, a overseas nationwide, was in command of funds and terrorist acts […], planting explosive units, and extortion,” Brig. Gen. Nossa stated. Alias Iván entered Colombia in 2019, to affix the extinct tenth Entrance armed group, the place he carried out legal actions in opposition to the general public forces in Arauquita and Saravena, Arauca division, the Army reported. Alias Iván was the monetary chief of Construction 39 and led the extortions of farmers and cattle ranchers with excessive incomes.
Authorities captured alias Boliqueso throughout one other operation. “He was at present the pinnacle of help networks [of the Jorge Briceño Structure]. This particular person was lively within the municipalities of Meta, Uribe, Lejanías and Vista Hermosa; he had been with the group for 15 years and was a person trusted by the fee’s chief, Aurelio Buendía,” Brig. Gen. Nossa stated.
Within the municipality of Tibú, Norte de Santander division, the Army destroyed cocaine hydrochloride processing laboratories. Within the services, authorities discovered and destroyed greater than 939 liters of liquid chemical precursors and 160 kilograms of strong chemical precursors, lime, and caustic soda, amongst others used to course of the alkaloid.
“Troops of Process Power Vulcano and the Command Towards Transnational Threats managed to destroy two gigantic laboratories that housed greater than 3,000 kg of cocaine hydrochloride,” Colombian Army Colonel Diego Jaramillo Muñoz, commander of Process Power Vulcano, instructed the press. “In keeping with navy intelligence and after a number of days of monitoring, the troopers arrived on the village of La Colombiana, the place we achieved this sturdy end result in opposition to those that are believed to be a part of the organized armed group of the FARC dissidence Construction 33.”
All through 2022 till September 28, the Army reported the seize of 803 individuals linked to FARC dissident teams. Authorities additionally seized 79,923 kg of cocaine hydrochloride, 24,011 kg of coca base paste, 90,601 kg of marijuana, 1,655 laboratories, 883 seedbeds, 325,236 kg of strong chemical precursors, greater than 2 million liters of liquid chemical precursors, and greater than 2,500 weapons, in response to information from the Nationwide Army Press Workplace.