The Office of the Attorney General imposed precautionary measures on the assets located in Valledupar (Cesar) and Santa Marta (Magdalena) which would be registered in the name of family members and front men.

In a joint operation, the Office of the Attorney General and the Dijín-Gried of the National Police seized*  36 assets valued at COP 8,000,000,000 that were allegedly owned by alleged members of the emerging criminal organization, apparently headed by Elkin Javier López Torres, alias La Silla or Doble Rueda, which allegedly committed crimes in the city of Santa Marta (Magdalena). 

This structure, which was involved in drug trafficking activities, the commission of selective homicides and extortive kidnappings of businessmen and cattle breeders had an unjustified increase in assets represented in real estate, companies and vehicles. 

Through investigations, the Special Directorate on Assets Seizure showed that these assets apparently, had an illicit origin, as a result of the criminal actions committed by the organization, such as the shipments of drugs to North America, countries from Central America and the Caribbean. It should be pointed out that alias La Silla is wanted with a view to extradition by a Federal Court of Texas in the United States for drug trafficking offenses. 

In that sense, the Office of the Attorney General imposed precautionary measures such as the suspension of power to alienate a property and a seizure process on 26 properties, 5 companies, 4 commercial establishments and a vehicle that were located in Santa Marta and Valledupar. 

These results are part of prioritization actions to affect the illegal resources and finances that sustain criminal structures, in accordance with the objectives of the strategic direction of the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado. 

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


*(Extinción del Derecho de Dominio in Spanish) which means a loss of ownership of property derived from or used in criminal activity and therefore, the property is seized, confiscated or recovered by the government”.