La Paz, Feb 14th (PL): In January, Bolivia's Special Forces in the Fight Against Narcotrafficking (Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Narcotráfico (FELCN)) confiscated more than 161 tonnes of cocaine and marijuana inside national territory, according to the newspaper Cambio. This work is the result of 750 operations in Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and La Paz, according to the daily.
FELCN officers destroyed 334 drugs factories, a crystallization plant and 461 coca leaf maceration sites as well as arresting more than 251 people including Bolivians and foreigners.
The Director General of FELCN, Colonel Félix Molina, explained to Cambio that the statistics demonstrated the effectiveness of the police forces charged with the fight against drugs, which will be further improved by the pending reorganization of two special groups that will investigate narcotraffickers' monetary fortunes.
Yesterday, the national police force also reported the detention of two Colombians with more than 300kg of cocaine in the western region of Santa Cruz. The director of FELCN in the western area, Jorge Romero, said that the hypothesis is that two two arrested persons were installing a refining lab or possibly trying to remove the lab from the country by air.
The government of Bolivia recognizes that various large-scale drugs making labs dismantled in 2009 in the country used the same techniques as the narcotrafficking mafia of Colombia.
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Sorry guys, another stereotype set up by the bullshit lies of Mary O'Grady, Andres Idiotoppenheimer and all the propaganda gang up there that you're just going to have to throw out with the trash one of these fine days. Prensa Latina reports (translation IKN):