The defined investigative plans have made it possible to impact 10 criminal organizations and obtain security measures against 271 people involved in homicides, theft, extortion and drug trafficking.

The Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, in the company of Deputy Attorney General Martha Janeth Mancera; and the Delegate on Public Safety, Luisa Obando Guerrero, traveled to Buenaventura, (Valle del Cauca) to promote the investigative strategies defined to impact the criminal structures and organized crime that affect the citizen´s tranquility of this Colombian pacific port.

During the visit, the main results obtained in Valle del Cauca were verified. 100% of cases known about femicides in the department have been clarified; while the investigative advances regarding domestic violence have tripled and concerning homicides have doubled.

Concerning Buenaventura, the Office of the Attorney General dismantled 10 of the 13 criminal organizations that were identified, and which are involved in homicides, theft, extortion, and drug trafficking. 54 of their members were prosecuted, 53 received security measures.

As part of the intervention plans in different ‘comunas’, two illegal groups that would be the main generators of violent disputes: Los Shotas and Los Espartanos, have been impacted. Eight of their ring leaders, who are listed as the most wanted in Buenaventura, have been arrested.

In 2021, the Office of the Attorney General obtained 271 detentions about people investigated for multiple criminal behaviors that affect public safety.

Victims of kidnapping for ransom that were rescued

At the request of the Office of the Attorney General, Héctor Fabio Murillo Pizare, alias Tribi; and José Luis Montaño Cortés alias Niño, two alleged members of the gang La Loca -faction Los Shotas- were sent to prison for their alleged participation in the kidnapping of two people in the so-called ‘Comuna 12’ in Buenaventura.

These individuals apparently took a woman and her father against their will on September 26. Then, they allegedly demanded $ 200,000,000 to release them.

In a prompt investigation led by a sectional prosecutor and GAULA units of the National Police rescued the victims. During the procedure, the people that are currently accused were arrested. They were charged with aggravated kidnapping for ransom, and aggravated manufacture, trafficking or possession of firearms.

When we speak, results follow.