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Forceful blow by the Public Force against the ELN in Chocó

The Minister of Defense, Diego Molano , announced from Bahía Malaga , the results of one of the largest military operations against the Organized Armed Group, GAO, ELN, a forceful blow that the Public Force gave to the criminal structure of the West and its main leaders of the ELN National Directorate in Colombia, alias Fabián and alias Carlitos.

“More than 30 years of kidnappings, arms trafficking, drugs, terrorism and thousands of crimes against Colombia have been dealt a momentous blow,” Molano said.

At a press conference, the Minister emphasized that the war plans that the main leaders of this armed group had in the country were put to an end.

Likewise, he explained that the rest of the ELN National Directorate is operating from Venezuela and Cuba planning terrorist attacks and actions against Colombians.

“The Western Front of the ELN is responsible for the recent massive displacements due to this confrontation with the Gulf Clan, as is the case of more than 4 thousand people in recent events here in Chocó,” Molano highlighted.

The head of the Defense portfolio assures that the fundamental impact of this operation also implies that command and control is destabilized, in addition to his plans to expand this Western Front and the creation of the ELN Central Front in another area of the country.

“This structure, alias Fabián, is also accused of the displacements of the Moamia indigenous community, as a result of the confrontations with the Organized Armed Group, GAO, Clan del Golfo for control of the planting of illicit crops, the production and marketing of pasta. coca base in the department of Chocó and Litoral del San Juan; in addition to being responsible for the kidnapping of the former governor of Chocó, Patrocinio Sánchez, in the municipality of Atrato,” the Minister pointed out.

On the other hand, the Director of the National Police, General Jorge Luis Vargas, referred to the discovery of a large number of personal items, which would belong to alias Fabián, "including characteristic shoes of this leader, his pet and electronic devices such as computers and USB ”he explained.

General Vargas also pointed out that there have been four days of sweeping in the area where the operation was carried out and that the search will continue.

Source: sectoral communication – Ministry of National Defense

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