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Army finds illicit warehouse with explosives property of the residual organized armed group Teófilo Forero Column in Caquetá

August 10, 2018

Army finds illicit warehouse with explosives property of the residual organized armed group Teófilo Forero Column in Caquetá 108 improvised explosive devices were neutralized by the troops of the National Army
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Over 100 explosive devices were found by the troops, which safeguards the integrity of the soldiers and the civilian population of the sector.
Troops of the Sixth Division of the National Army, through its 10th Brigade, while developing Institutional Control of the Territory operations within the framework of the Victoria Plus Plan and the Horus subsystem, managed to locate an illicit warehouse with abundant war material property of the residual organized armed group Teófilo Forero Castro Mobile Column, which operates in the north of the department of Caquetá.

The result was achieved in the village of Riecito in the municipality of Puerto Rico by the troops from the Special Energy and Road Battalion No. 19 - General Julián Trujillo Largacha. Based on human intelligence and information from the Network of Allies for Prosperity, the soldiers found in two black bags and three white sacks with 108 improvised explosive devices, each with a radius of action of three meters, three metal magazines caliber 5 , 56 millimeters, 45 7.72 mm cartridges, 35 meters of detonating cord and 40 meters of duplex cable.

The material was going to be used to affect the mobility of the troops in the sector and was destroyed in a controlled manner by the Explosives and Demolitions group of this Military Unit.

With these actions, the National Army demonstrates that it continues working for the community to counteract the threats that persist in the territory, in this case, these explosive devices that, if used, may have taken over 100 lives.