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Colombia destroys 17 cocaine processing labs

2012-01-26 02:20:43 GMT2012-01-26 10:20:43(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BOGOTA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Colombian National Police Wednesday destroyed 17 cocaine processing laboratories, seized 692 kg of basic cocaine and arrested 10 people in an anti-drug trafficking operation in the south of the country.

During the operation in the department of Guaviare, the police also destroyed a Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) camp, and seized 13 tons of chemical substances, 22 boats and two aircrafts, National Police Anti-drug director Luis Perez said.

Perez said the operation, which was conducted in rural zones of the municipalities of Calamar, El Retorno and Miraflores, was "very important" and was a direct damage against the FARC's finances.

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