At the request of a prosecutor from the Special Directorate against Organizations, a judge imposed a prison sentence against Carlos Arturo Castro Plaza, alias Franco, a member of the Urabá Central substructure of the ‘Clan del Golfo ‘.

This person allegedly participated in the attack against a police car last June in Coldesa sector, between the areas of El Tres and Currulao in Turbo (Antioquia). In the violent action, the patrol officer Duvian Alberto Blanco García died.

Likewise, it was possible to establish that alias Franco would be a ringleader in the Urabá region of Antioquia, and one of the coordinators of selective homicides, land dispossession and extortion of merchants and transporters.

Castro Plaza was arrested in a joint operation carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office, the National Police and the Army in the rural area of ​​the Currulao district in Turbo (Antioquia).

In the proceedings, a 38 caliber revolver with six cartridges was seized. In this sense, the Prosecutor’s Office charged him with conspiracy to commit aggravated crimes and manufacturing, trafficking, and possession of weapons, restricted-use ammunition, for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces or explosives. The defendant did not plead guilty to the charges.

The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of general interest.

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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.