Experts and military personnel of the special forces of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) have deactivated on Monday 30 explosive devices belonging to the so-called Colombian Armed Drug Trafficking Terrorist Groups (TANCOL) in the state of Apure, bordering Colombia.
The explosives were located in the crosswalks between Guafita and El Carozo, in the municipality of Paez, according to the head of the FANB’s Strategic Operational Command, Domingo Hernández Lárez, through his Twitter account.
Hernandez has highlighted that the Venezuelan Army will continue with its patrols on the border and “will not allow illegal trafficking through the green roads”.
“All methods and ways for trade must be those regulated and established by the National Government, as contemplated in international agreements in accordance with our Constitution”, he has indicated.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the Army to put an end to the presence of Colombian drug trafficking groups in Venezuelan territory with the aim of declaring the country a “drug trafficking free territory”.