14 alleged members of a network were arrested by the Attorney General’s Office and the National Police with support of DEA pending extradition. Among the arrested people is the son of former militiaman, Ramón Isaza, one of the ringleaders of the so-called ‘La Oficina’ and key element of the ‘Clan del Golfo’ and ‘Los Pachenca’ which are accused of transporting drugs to North America, Central America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
The Office of the Attorney General and the National Police, with the support of the Drug Control Agency (DEA), detected a kind of criminal ‘cartel’ integrated by members of drug trafficking organizations of the country which served as a bridge with the Italian mafia, the Mexican cartels and other structures, and guaranteed the departure of cocaine shipments to different international destinations.
Investigations coordinated by the Directorate against Organized Crime of the Office of the Attorney General and the Directorate of Mounted Police (Dirección de Carabineros y Seguridad Rural de la Policía Nacional) allowed to establish that the ‘cartel’ was integrated by ‘Clan del Golfo’, ‘La Oficina’, ‘Los Pachenca’ and ‘Clan del Oriente’.
Apparently, through this coordinated drug trafficking activities they agreed drugs shipments to Costa Rica, Panama, Bahamas, Jamaica and Mexico where the drug was initially collected and after some negotiations, it was transported to the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Australia and several Asian countries.
The whole network was dismantled and its 14 alleged members were arrested in an operation that was carried out in five main cities of the country (Bogotá, Medellín, Manizales, Valledupar and Santa Marta) and in some municipalities of the Departments of Antioquia, La Guajira, Bolivar and Boyacá.