The Office of the Attorney General with support of Army members arrested three people in flagranti in the commission of illegal exploitation of mining deposits and other minerals when they were dredging the riverbed of several affluents that flow into Caquetá River in order to illegally extract gold.

Authorities raided the property with an authorization of a Special Office belonging to the  Sectional Office in Caquetá due to information that gave an account on a criminal activity that was taking place in the village named Cristales, municipality of San José del Fragua (Caquetá) which is critically affecting the area.

In the place, 9 motor pumps were seized and were subsequently destroyed. Other items that were collected will be examined in a laboratory.