A judge in Montería issued a prison sentence against seven alleged members of the Organized Armed Group (Grupo Armado Organizado GAO for its initials in Spanish) Clan del Golfo for their alleged responsibility in the distribution of hallucinogenic substances.

The decision was pronounced against: Cesar Augusto Oyola Guzmán, alias Tarzán; Luis Alfonso Villalobo Díaz, alias Gato; Ramiro Quiceno Molina, alias Huevo; Ruben Darío Urango Arrieta, alias Pichichi, Rosalba Rúa García, alias Rosalba; Eduardo Enrique Caraballo Montalvo, alias Lucho and Lizeth Samara Góngora Mesa, alias Samara.

According to the investigation carried out by the Attorney General’s Office, this criminal group is involved in the distribution of hallucinogenic substances in ​​the municipality of Montelíbano (Córdoba). Its monthly income would be over COP 62 million.

Thanks to home searches carried out by the National Police, 50 marijuana cigarettes, 10 doses of cocaine, 50 doses of bazuco* and a cell phone were seized. The defendants did not plead guilty to aggravated drug trafficking.

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.

*A smokeable form of coca paste-and marijuana