Almost 62,000 acres of coca leave crops and drug making laboratories were found in Colombia’s central state of Boyaca.
The land is believed to belong to criminal gangs working for drug traffickers, according to local media.
The crops and laboratories were discovered by troops belonging to the Armed Forces’ “Special Energetic Batallion,” and “Vial Number 6.”
Additionally discovered was a shotgun with the capacity for five 12 millimeter cartridges, 40 gallons of gasoline prepared with popular sugar cane juice guarapo used to process coca leaves, a gallon of hydrochloric acid, 50 kilos of urea, 25 kilos of grey cement, two fumigators and other drug making paraphernalia.
Boyaca is a region made up predominantly of farmers and “campesinos,” having land ripe for the cultivation for many crops.
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