The Office of the Attorney General began a legal process against Yair Castillo Castillo Paredes, alias Papelón or Segurito, for being the alleged author of extortions. He was arrested on April 30 by Gaula-National Police in coordination with the Navy.

According to the investigation carried out by the Office of the Attorney General, the defendant and two other people, as alleged members of the criminal structure the Guerrillas Unidas del Pacífico, participated in various extortions of merchants in the port of Tumaco (Nariño) between 2014 and 2017.

The events took place on September 30, 2017 when they allegedly demanded $15,000,000 of a merchant to avoid attacks against his life and his family.

The Office of the Attorney General has evidence that proves that alias Segurito or Papelón was part of several illegal groups such as:  the FARC’s Daniel Aldana Mobile Column, under the command of alias Tigre; La Gente del Orden  and currently  Guerrillas Unidas del Pacifico, a group that operates in Panama and Buenos Aires neighborhoods in Tumaco.