The Office of the Attorney General and the National Police arrested three alleged members of this network involved in human smuggling offenses.  

A facade used to traffic migrants to the United States was discovered by the Office of the Attorney General and  Dijin – National Police. 

The investigations revealed that, through a travel agency in Cúcuta (Norte de Santander), visas were processed by creating false socioeconomic profiles. In other words, people interested in traveling to North America filled out forms with work, academic and sentimental information that did not correspond to reality, so that  they accredited a status before the US embassy that allowed them to enter that country.  

This deceit was supported with letters of recommendation, certificates and different types of documentation. A criminal structure known as ‘Frontera Norte’ was behind this. This criminal organization earned between COP 700.000 to 1.000.000 for each process. 

Three women who would be part of this network were arrested and brought before a supervisory judge. They were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, human smuggling, forgery of a public document, and forgery of a private document. 

The defendants did not plead guilty to the charges and a prison term was imposed against them. The defendants are: Rocío del Pilar Osorio Peña, Mónica Andrea Beltrán Osorio and Doris Hortensia Medina Roa. Investigations to locate other alleged members of ‘Frontera Norte’ continue. 

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