After examining the evidence, a delegate prosecutor before the Supreme Court of Justice defined the legal status of the retired general Mauricio Santoyo Velasco and issued a preventive detention measure with imprisonment against him for his alleged responsibility for the crimes of illicit gain and money laundering.

During the investigations, it was found that the former officer´s assets amounted to COP $ 6,193’415,576, partially derived from money received from the demobilized Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia AUC) while he was a member of the National Police between 1999 and 2009.

The testimonies obtained under the Justice and Peace Law, which were verified, revealed that the drug trafficking organization known as ‘La Oficina’ and leaders of the then AUC, allegedly paid Santoyo Velasco to ensure the release of members of these groups and to be alerted about operatives that authorities were going to carry out.