Julián David Zapata, Juan Otálvaro, Hedenilson Cárdenas, and Bryan Flórez, alleged members of the now dismantled Esmeralda criminal organization, involved in the sale of drugs in small quantities in Pereira, were brought before a judge.

According to the investigation, the defendants were selling marijuana and cocaine in public spaces in Ciudad Boquía and Málaga in the neighborhood Parque Industrial in the main city of Risaralda since July.

The arrests were in charge of Sijín- National Police.

The Prosecutor’s Office charged the defendants with aggravated trafficking, manufacture, or possession of narcotics. The defendants did not plead guilty to the charges.

By the decision of the judge, those implicated were deprived of their liberty.

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

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.