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March 22, 1984


Colombian troops seize jungle cocaine factory

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The US ambassador to Colombia Tuesday said Colombian police and troops have made the world's largest seizure of cocaine in an attack on a jungle narcotics factory protected by communist guerrillas. Ambassador Lewis Tambs said the haul of 10,000 to 12,500 kilograms of cocaine on March 11 in Colombia's Caqueta Province had a US street value of $1.2 billion.