Crystal Razor 2
February 18, 2023
Wayne’s World of Paintball, Ocala FL
$35 online registration
$40 onsite registration
“The days of drug cartels are over. I am not a drug dealer, and what I command is not a cartel. What I have can only be referred to an empire….and I am its emperor” – Alberto Villa Lobos, head of the Mano del Dios drug cartel
For decades the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) financed operations through the illegal drug trade, kidnapping, and ransoms. The Colombian military, strengthened with US Counter-Narcotic support, gradually weakened their ability to wage war, and FARC leadership signed a historic peace treaty with the Colombian government in 2017. The networks of drug production, smuggling, and arms shipments were already in place, and several thousand FARC dissidents remained loyal to the organization’s doctrine and continued their drug trafficking and struggle against the government.
A former FARC commander, Alberto Villa Lobos is now the most powerful drug lord in Colombia, after ruthlessly eliminating rival leadership within the disrupted Urabeños Cartel. Now he leads one of the largest and most heavily armed cartels in the history of South America, with production spanning from Venezuela to Peru. They call themselves Mano del Dios (the Hand of God).
Mano Del Dios wasn’t the only cartel to step into FARC’s power vacuum. The Urabeños, born from the members of Colombia’s Popular Liberation Army (EPL) rapidly rose to a significant share of Colombian drug market. The Urabeños suffered a significant setback two-years ago with the capture of kingpin Dairo Antonio Usuga, which allowed for Mano Del Dios to seize portions of the Urabeños network. Finally from the streets of Bogota, comes the Mama Gallo cartel, a stylish new player, seemingly more at home in the city than in the depths of the Colombian jungle. The members of Mama Gallo have become known as risk-takers, working aggressively between the larger cartels, and trying to win over popular support of the people, much like Escobar’s Medellin cartel of the 80s.
In October a group of DEA agents stopped a truckload of fruit crossing the border between Ecuador and Peru. Search of the vehicle revealed over 6 million dollars in cash and five hundred kilos of cocaine. One Cartel member was killed in the seizure. Two days later, cartel commandos firebombed a DEA safe house in Venezuela. 4 agents and 5 civilians were killed. Violence between government troops and cartel members spiked across Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. To stop the bloodshed United Nations diplomats were sent to Colombia to start negotiations. Alberto ignored the UN personnel until his son, Miguel, was gunned down in Cali. Alberto ordered the diplomats captured and released a video on the Internet showing their torture and murder.
American response was clear. The cartels had gone too far. Federal Agents and combat troops gather in neighboring Panama to deploy into Colombia, while surgical airstrikes pound known cartel factories and training camps. As the conflict escalates, the combatants ready themselves for the worst. The next drug kingpins wait in anticipation of scavenging the ruins of the Mano del Dios empire.
Key event details
- Milsim Weapon Rules:
- Semi-Auto fire. Only support weapons/LMGs may fire full auto
- Mid-cap mags for non-support weapons
- Specific team uniform requirements – Check players pack for details
- Extensive movement and combat expected across field, wear comfortable boots/shoes
- Radios strongly recommended
- Be sure to bring dead rags and at least two Ace bandages/milsim tourniquets
Crystal Razor 2
February 18, 2023
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Venue: Wayne's World of Paintball
Venue Phone: (352) 401-1801
Venue Website: http://www.waynes-world.com/Address:
Wayne’s World of Paintball is an exceptional scenario paintball field in Central Florida and a regular host of MGP events for over 16 years. Remember that magazines must be removed from weapons except for on the field and the designated chrono area. Approved eye-protection must be worn on the field at all times.
Camping IS available near the parking areas. Be sure to contact the field in advance if you plan to arrive after about 5pm or the gates will be locked.
Air tank refills for HPA weapons ARE available in the pro-shop, which typically opens at 9am. If you require air to chrono or if the game has an early start option, you may want to get your tanks filled prior to game day.