Thanks to reports received from the community and verifications carried out in the area, the Office of the Attorney General identified a large area between the south of the Department of Bolívar and the region of Magdalena Medio in which aggressive illegal mining activity deteriorated the natural resources and put  the preservation of the water sources that support the inhabitants at risk.

In order to contain the evident environmental damage, the Office of the Attorney General through the Special Directorate against Human Rights Violations defined an investigative strategy to identify and arrest the main coordinators of the mining exploitation in that area of ​​the country.