The Office of the Attorney General and the National Police seized 100 assets in Antioquia and Sucre valued at $200 billion. Among the seized properties, there is a mining title deed for the exploitation of coltan in Vichada.
This result derives from the guidelines defined by the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, to pursue the income and illicit assets of criminal structures.
The financial tracking and the plenty of probative material collected by the Attorney General’s Office and the Dijin – National Police revealed different illegal maneuvers that the criminal structure ‘El Mesa’ allegedly used to hide the money derived from drug trafficking, murders, forced displacements and extortions in the municipalities of Antioquia, Bogotá and Soacha (Cundinamarca), and Tunja (Boyacá).
During the investigations, it was found that the leaders of the criminal organization, alias Vallejo or El Doctor, Montañero, Malacate and Piolo, acquired properties that were registered in the name of their relatives, some of them minors and senior citizens, and alleged front men.
In this sense, the Special Office on Assets Seizure imposed issued precautionary actions such as suspension of power to alienate a property and a seizure process on 100 properties valued at $200 billion that were allegedly part of the criminal patrimony that members of ‘El Mesa’ wanted to hide.
The seizure process was carried out in Medellín, Bello, Rionegro, Copacabana, Girardota, Envigado and San Jerónimo (Antioquia); Santiago de Tolú (Sucre) and Mitú (Vaupés).