Venom: the weapon used by Colombian Police to repress protesters in the massacre carried out by the Colombian security forces, a member of Human Rights Watch is aware of the use of this dangerous weapon.
Meanwhile, El Espectador reports that the weapon in question is not new. According to the newspaper, it is “one of the most sophisticated and expensive ‘non-lethal’ weapons that the Esmad [Mobile Anti-Riot Squad] has to disperse demonstrations”, which, according to a right of petition that the Ministry of Defense responded to the Commission Sixth of the Senate, it costs approximately 400 million pesos (118,794.11 dollars).
How the American manufacturer describes it. Is a lightweight, high capacity, non-lethal grenade launcher. VENOM is fully interchangeable for mounted use on vehicles, tripod mounts, and static installations. Deployed remotely and on land and marine platforms, VENOM® delivers non-lethal flash and sound, smoke obscuration, irritant, and blunt trauma effects. These effects support escalation of force, early warning to determine intent, crowd dispersal and area denial objectives.