Prosecutor's Office found the initials 'Farc' written in the camp of alleged drug traffickers in the Noel Kempff Mercado

Prosecutor’s Office found the initials ‘Farc’ written in the camp of alleged drug traffickers in the Noel Kempff Mercado

December 20, 2022, 4:15 PM

December 20, 2022, 4:15 PM

The Anti-Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office continues with the investigations related to the operation carried out in the Noel Kempff Mercado Park and came to the fore about the presence of members of the extinct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the raided camp. According to the official version, in the place where suspected drug traffickers were taking refuge Only the initials ‘FARC’ were found written on the ground. In addition, he ruled out that some of the seized objects have some insignia.

Last Friday, a Intelligence and Special Operations Group (GIOE) intervened a clandestine camp located in the protected natural reserve, in the municipality of San Ignacio de Velasco. During the operation, and as a result of the crossfire, a policeman, Walter Huayhua, and a Colombian citizen died.

The anti-narcotics prosecutor assigned to the case, Fernando Mejía, continue the investigation and has asked different institutions to split the seized telephones and the analysis of documents and objects found.

“The Public Ministry did not assert, nor did it seize FARC insignia and, Due to the sensitivity of the subject, we deny that information that was disseminated by some media. This can cause capsize and cause damage to the investigation“, stressed the prosecutor.

After raiding the camp used by the suspected drug traffickers, Police found firearms, cartridges and cell phones. As part of the inquiries, the unfolding has been requested to know the information on the devices. “The Public Ministry with the Felcn (Special Force to Fight Drug Trafficking) has been carrying out the investigations. What was found written on the ground were not insignia, but the letters ‘FARC’he reiterated.

In parallel, the responsible prosecutor coordinates with international organizations to know if the Colombian citizenEdwar Alfonso Rodríguez, who died as a result of the confrontation, has a criminal record or not in their country of origin. Likewise, the investigation will also consult the possible connection of the same citizen with irregular groups.

For the moment, no person has requested or claimed the body from abroad who is still in the morgue.

Mejía recalled that in the area of ​​intervention a clandestine landing strip was found with an extension of about three kilometers. Due to the characteristics of the track and the care of its surroundings, since there was no undergrowth in its surroundings, it is estimated that it is an old track.

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