This Monday, July 27, the Venezuelan Minister for Interior, Justice and Peace, Néstor Luis Reverol, reported that two large camps with 25 laboratories for drug processing were dismantled in the Jesús María Semprún border municipality in Zulia state.
He specified that, during the procedure, 9,173 kilos of cocaine and coca paste were seized.
Fueron desmantelados dos grandes campamentos con 25 laboratorios para el procesamiento de drogas y la incautación de 9.173 kg de cocaína y pasta base de coca, en la frontera con Colombia, específicamente en el municipio Jesús María Semprún, del estado Zulia #27Jul pic.twitter.com/G0gRW2adCy
— Néstor Reverol (@NestorLReverol) July 27, 2020
“Two large camps with 25 laboratories for drug processing and the seizure of 9,173 kg of cocaine and coca paste were dismantled on the border with Colombia, specifically in the Jesús María Semprún municipality, in the state of Zulia,” the minister wrote in a statement on his account on the social network Twitter.
He indicated that this action was carried out by officials of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fanb) and the National Anti-Drug Office (ONA), during the so-called “Operation Independence 2020.”
The procedure took place 900 meters from the Colombian border. According to Reverol, more than 17 tons of chemicals and other implements for the processing of cocaine were destroyed.
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