At the request of the Office of the Attorney General, a judge (Control de Garantias) issued a preventive detention order with imprisonment against William Pérez Contreras who is accused of being the alleged leader of the criminal structure Gaor SD-33 and the alleged responsible for the murder of the candidate for the Mayor´s Office of Tibú, Bernardo Betancurt, which was perpetrated on September 15th.

The death of the conservative politician occurred when he was with his wife performing activities related to the electoral campaign in a small town named La Gabarra, municipality of Tibú (Norte of Santander) and was attacked with a firearm by several men.

For these facts, the prosecutor charged Perez Contreras with aggravated murder, aggravated criminal conspiracy aimed at committing murder, as well as manufacturing, trafficking and possession of weapons, war material and explosives.