Five people were arrested, including a vallenato singer for allegedly participating in illicit bank transfers exceeding the $25 billion from bank accounts of two companies 

This important result was presented by the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, during his visit in Boyacá, in which he reviewed the strategies against crime in that region. 

The strategy defined by the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, to strengthen the institutional response to the criminal phenomena that occur in the regions is to evaluate and guide the investigative and judicial actions to fight crime in the territory. 

In that sense, he visited Paipa (Boyacá), and in the company of his executive staff, assessed the results obtained in Boyacá and Santander, and defined new activities to combat murders, local drug trafficking, theft and other illegal behaviors that affect this area of ​​the country. 

“In Boyacá we established how we will fight crime in Tunja, Duitama, Chiquinquirá, Sogamoso, and the entire area that borders the Department of Santander and the Department of Arauca. In the same way, we were able to evaluate in Santander all related to what has happened in Bucaramanga, Lebrija, Girón and Piedecuesta”, stated the Attorney General. 

With the criteria established in this meeting, it is expected to obtain important results to offer tranquility and security to citizens of these two Departments. 

Hard blow against cybercrime 

As a result of a joint operation carried out by the Attorney General’s Office and Dijin- National Police, five people who had participated in the theft of more than $25 billion from the bank accounts of two companies engaged in real estate activities, were arrested. 

The judicial proceedings were carried out simultaneously in Bogotá, Cartagena, Valledupar and Chía. Among the people arrested, there is singer (34 years old) from La Guajira. 

The facts took place between September 14 and 15, 2017. Apparently, a group of cybercriminals using false documents fraudulently obtained  the bank tokens of  two companies and allegedly transferred the millionaire amount from the bank´s virtual web to 13 accounts, including those of the defendants.  

A prosecutor of the Special Directorate against Criminal Organizations brought charges against the five people arrested. They were charged with abusive access to a computer system, cybertheft, and use of a false document. A supervisory judge in Bogotá declared arrests and search warrant that were conducted as legal. 

People investigated are: 

  • Diana Laverde Ortiz. 
  • Heverth Humberto Puentes Perdomo. 
  • José Luis Alfonso Carrillo Solano. 
  • Elvis Blanco Alfaro. 
  • Carlos Alberto Durán Escorcia. 

    “We are aware of the difficulties we are facing due to Covid – 19 in Colombia. The criminals are moving within the Colombian territory with tranquility, that is why the Office of the Attorney General and the Attorney General will not allow these movements with the aid of joint actions that we are carrying out, with people in all the territories”, concluded the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado. 

    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.