The operation was supported by the Gran Tierra oil company, which was in charge of sealing the valve that was violated.
Troops of the Jungle Brigade 27, assigned to the Sixth Division of the National Army found an illicit valve while conducting military registration and control operations. This valve was used by organized armed groups at the service of drug traffickers to extract hydrocarbons for processing coca base paste.
The operation was carried out in the general area of the village known as Patria, located in the municipality of Puerto Guzmán, Putumayo. The Gran Tierra oil company was in charge of sealing the valve to stop the theft of hydrocarbons and the growth of this criminal phenomenon. No arrests were made during this operation.
This action is one of the strategies that the National Army constantly carries out throughout the department of Putumayo to hinder criminal actions that endanger the environment, thus affecting not only the economy of the region, but also the well-being of Colombians. Drug trafficking organizations use less than 50% of the hydrocarbon extracted by means of illicit valves and dispose the remaining 50% in green areas and rivers.