In less than 12 hours, the Attorney General’s Office, through CTI investigators and National Army, managed to arrest and prosecute Elián Efrén Alapre Delgado, alias Wilder Castellanos; and Luis Aladino Vergara Gómez, alias Chigüiro. They were accused of participating in the car bomb attack that took place on November 3 outside of the municipality of Paz de Ariporo (Casanare), in which three soldiers and a civilian died and several people were injured.

Both men were arrested in flagrante delicto after the location of another improvised explosive device made up of Indugel ready to detonate, which was allegedly intended to attack the public force. This information was obtained through the interception of communications, which also made it possible to show that they were ordered to move to Arauca in order to go to Venezuela.

For these facts, a Special Prosecutor of the Sectional Office in Casanare charged them with aggravated homicide for terrorist purposes, terrorism, aggravated conspiracy for committing terrorism, illegal possession of weapons and explosives; and aggravated injuries for terrorist purposes. Those people investigated did not plead guilty to the charges.

Due to the conclusive evidence provided by the Attorney General´s Office, a judge of Paz de Ariporo issued a prison sentence against the defendants.

According to the investigations, ‘Wilder Castellanos’ and ‘Chigüiro’, who allegedly were part of the 28th Farc’s dissent, were also involved in at least other 5 violent acts committed in the department of Casanare this year.

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.