In a joint action between the Office of the Attorney General through the Special Office against Drug Trafficking, the National Police and the U.S agency DEA, Edilson Ordoñez Campo, Alias ​​Chiruzo who is an alleged member of a criminal network that would have links with ELN, the residual groups and the Mexican cartels was arrested.

The proceeding was carried out in the rural settlement named Altos, in Piendamó (Cauca) by virtue of an extradition order issued by a court of the District of Texas (United States) in which alias Chiruzo must answer for conspiracy with drug trafficking purposes.

According to his file,  this person would be one of the main partners and investors of a structure engaged in transporting large amounts of cocaine hydrochloride from the Colombian Pacific to countries in Central America, Mexico, and the United States.

Likewise, he is accused of a shipment of two and a half tons of drugs in a semi-submersible which was intercepted between Guatemala and Mexico in 2016. As a result, the drug was seized and five Ecuadorian citizens, crew members, were arrested.

Thanks to the international judicial cooperation and the investigations carried out by the Office of the Attorney General, it was established that alias Chiruzo´s organization bought cocaine in laboratories controlled by the ELN and the Residual Organized Armed Groups (Gaor) in Cauca and Nariño. The shipments were transferred to Puerto Merizalde in Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca) and shipped to Central America in semi-submersibles.

Edilson Ordonez Campo has a conviction for drug trafficking, manufacture, and possession of drugs and reports several criminal records and a house arrest measure for his alleged participation in the murder of a businessman from Popayán.

The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of  general interest.