Twenty (20) alleged members of this illegal network were arrested in proceedings carried out in the southwest area of Bogotá. They were allegedly involved in several crimes that took place in Bogotá in the last six months.
The strategies used to impact organizations linked to murders and the coordination of capacities with the Metropolitan Police of Bogotá made it possible to impact the illegal structure ‘Las Amarillas’ which is allegedly responsible for the commission of several crimes and other violent actions due to the interest in controlling the micro-trafficking routes in the southwest area of the city.
This result was presented by the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, who, together with his executive staff assessed the service conditions and took a walk around at the Immediate Reaction Unit (Unidad de Reacción Inmediata URI) in Usaquén in Bogotá.
“As a result of 16 search warrants, 20 alleged members of this criminal structure were arrested. Thanks to the implementation of different investigative techniques for more than six months, it was possible to establish that these people had committed several murders in the sector”, stated the Attorney General.
In the proceedings, drugs, weapons and ammunition were seized. Among the people arrested are the alleged ringleaders, hitmen, coordinators in the zones, drug dealers, and other people who had different roles.
The investigations prove that this organization coordinated the distribution of narcotics near gate No. 6 of the marketplace known as Corabastos. They allegedly sent shipments from this point to other towns in Bogotá and municipalities in Cundinamarca such as Zipaquirá and Girardot. As a particular sign, the doses were wrapped in yellow paper.
With the arrest of the members of this network, four murders and other criminal actions that were allegedly ordered in an attempt to control the micro-trafficking business and generate anxiety in the community were clarified.
One of the cases took place on October 10, 2020, at the so-called El Amparo neighborhood. Men who were riding a bicycle shot a young man and recorded everything with a cell phone. Later, they sent the video to the leaders of Las Amarillas and published it on social networks with a threatening message to the gangs that commit crimes in that area.
Another fact took place on December 1, 2020, in a chicken rotisserie shop. One person, who was in the commercial establishment, died and three were injured.
A prosecutor assigned to the URI in Ciudad Bolívar will charge the 20 arrested individuals according to their level of responsibility with crimes such as aggravated murder; aggravated murder with attempt; aggravated criminal conspiracy; trafficking, manufacture or possession of drugs; and manufacture, trafficking, and possession of firearms.
Since 2021, the Office of the Attorney General has dismantled 18 criminal structures in Bogotá, that would be involved in murders, drug trafficking, and theft.
“I want to say that there will be no forbidden places for the Office of the Attorney General in the main city of the Republic,” concluded the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado.
When we speak, results follow.
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.