Whether this material was going to be sold to a criminal gang in order to be used for illegal mining  is under investigation.

A detention order with imprisonment was issued against Germán Darío Tapias Areiza, Yojan Andrés Avendaño Medina, Marlon Loaiza Velásquez and lawyer Jorge Humberto Herrera Higuita for alleged illegal possession of weapons and explosives for private use of the Military Forces.

On January 30, people investigated were arrested in flagrante by the National Police in a parking lot located in Zamora neighborhood in municipality of Bello (Antioquia) when they were allegedly negotiating 587 explosive sticks. The detonating material was found inside the trunk of a private vehicle and was going to be allegedly purchased for illegal mining activities..