As part of the strategyFiscalía en la Calle y en los Territorios’, this February 27th, the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, visited two sectional offices.

In the morning, he visited the Sectional Office in Cucuta (Norte of Santander) where he met with the director, Alix Haydee Aparicio Calderón. In the afternoon, he visited the Sectional Office of Bogotá and had a meeting with the director, José Manuel Martínez.

In Cúcuta

The Attorney General was accompanied by the Director of the Public safety Office, Carmen Torres Malaver.

At the meeting, Attorney General Barbosa received first-hand information on different ways of violence that affect the region and reviewed the progress of investigations against organized crime, drug trafficking, corruption, illegal economies and other crimes in the border area.

“The message sent to criminals, to those who are trying to have citizens’ back against the wall, is that the Attorney General’s Office is in charge of protecting citizens,” he stated.

In Cúcuta, he visited new laboratories, equipment used to improve the criminal investigation, centers where citizens receive assistance, the Immediate Reaction Unit (Unidad de Reacción Inmediata URI), as well as other services provided by the new headquarters in Norte de Santander.

In Bogotá

The Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa, had a conversation with the director of the Sectional Office of Bogotá, José Manuel Martínez, where he explained the importance of fighting against crimes related to violence against women and minors and discussed topics such as public safety.

“It is unacceptable that rights of women, children and teenagers are violated, not only at home, but also in public places like Transmilenio. We must ensure that human rights are protected and that they are the main focus of the public policy of the city”, stated Attorney General.

“The message to citizenship is that they can remain calm and they must know that we are working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a significant effort of public servants who believe in public service and who are fully supported by the Attorney General, as well as by all Colombian citizens”, he concluded.

This is the fourth visit of the Attorney General as part of his strategy ‘la Fiscalía General de la Nación en la calle y en los territorios’. He has visited the Sectional Offices of Risaralda, Cauca, Guainía-Vaupés and Bogotá.