This Friday, Colombia officially introduced the so-called “Specialized Command against Drug Trafficking and Transnational Threats” CONAT, a new elite group in Bogotá’s long history of failure to solve its problems of violence and drug business.
7 thousand soldiers who will persecute the rebels who are financed with drug trafficking and other activities, while facing transnational terrorism.
Surrounded by helicopters, war tanks and hundreds of soldiers, the president described the creation of this force as “historic”.
“It was born with the purpose of breaking down, hitting and subduing the structures of drug trafficking and transactional threats linked to the illegal exploitation of minerals, trafficking of species, people and, of course, any transnational form of terrorism”, declared Duque euphoric, from the military fort of Tolemaida (center).
The president assured that the command will persecute “without contemplation” the National Liberation Army (ELN), the last active guerrilla recognized in Colombia, drug gangs, as well as former FARC guerrillas who set aside from the peace agreement signed in 2016.
“Soldiers! It is a morally necessary, morally correct fight (…) We are going for the defense of Colombia!” He urged.