The Office of the Attorney General achieved the prosecution of Jhonny Prado Castillo, alias Hernán, leader of the Residual Organized Armed Group (Grupo Armado Organizado Residual -Gaor) Estiven González, which commits crimes in the southwestern part of the country. 

In a hearing* held before a supervisory judge in Cali, a prosecutor appointed to the Special Office against Criminal Organizations charged alias Hernán with aggravated criminal  conspiracy to commit the aggravated criminal conspiracy; manufacture, trafficking, possession of firearms, accessories, parts or ammunition; and trafficking, manufacture or possession of firearms, ammunition for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces or explosives. 

The defendant did not plead guilty and must serve a prison sentence. 

The evidence shows that the residual group Estiven González would be responsible for extorting  illegal merchants, transporters, and miners in the municipalities of Policarpa, Leiva, Iscuandé, Cumbitara, Roberto Payán and Magüí Payán (Nariño). Likewise, it is believed that the group controlled the illegal crops and the production of cocaine hydrochloride in that area of ​​this area of the country. 

The aforementioned leader of this criminal structure was arrested by the Dijin-National Police in a home search carried out on July 17, in neighborhood Ciudad Córdoba, in the so-called Comuna 15 in Cali (Valle del Cauca).  

The investigations against alias Hernán are still in progress in order to establish the reason why he left the area where he committed crimes and to clarify with whom he intended to meet in the main city of Valle de Cauca. 

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

*Many  hearings  held  in  one  hearing  (audiencias  concentradas in spanish)