The Special Itinerant Group of the Office of the Attorney General achieved an advance of 70% in the clarification of collective homicides.

The Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa, and his staff visited Riohacha (La Guajira) to monitor the investigative strategies to combat crimes that affect citizens. He announced that in the in the last hours, the alleged perpetrator of the murder of 4 people in Maicao (La Guajira) committed on December 13 has been arrested in an operation.

In less than 4 days, the crime in which one more person was injured is achieved.

“We have reached a 70% of clarification of collective crimes in Colombia,” revealed the prosecutor Barbosa, indicating that this is part of the work and the routes that have been followed to analyze and dismantle criminal structures in each region.

According to the investigations, the victims were spending time together, when the accused arrived and shot them repeatedly. It is believed that the crime is due to a possible revenge.

The detainee will be brought before a supervisory judge.

“We have been visiting the department of Magdalena, we are here (Riohacha), we will go to Atlántico, Bolívar, Córdoba and Sucre in the next few days so that, all these crimes related to micro-trafficking, murders, smuggling, personal injuries, which affect Colombian citizens can be tackled. The Office of the Attorney General, that counts on the presence of the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General who are committed to Colombian citizens and to helping, to working, yields results”, concluded the Attorney General.

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

The information contained in this press release corresponds to the narration of the objective news provided by the officials in charge of carrying out the criminal investigations within the Office of the Attorney General. By the time this communication is disclosed, the legal status of the people mentioned is still pending to be resolved by the competent judicial authority, always under the presumption of innocence contemplated by Article 29 of the Political Constitution and Article 7 of Law 906 of 2004.