The evidence collected by the Office of the Attorney General allowed to establish that an illegal network allegedly obtained stay permits, work or travel visas without expiration dates and carried out many irregular procedures to legalize foreigners’ stay in Colombia or facilitate their entry to other countries.

The aforementioned collected between 3 and 30 million pesos for each procedure according to the level of complexity of the document and the applicant’s nationality, mostly citizens of China, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico and Ecuador.

The coordinated action of the Special Directorate against Criminal Organizations of the Office of the Attorney General and Migration authorities in Colombia with the support of the Diplomatic Security Service- US Embassy in Colombia, revealed the existence of 13 people who would be part of this structure. Its members were arrested in proceedings carried out in Bogotá and Ibagué (Tolima).