After several months of monitoring, the Attorney General’s Office, through the Sectional Office Guainía – Vaupés managed to dismantle the criminal structure known as Los del 12, which was involved in the sale and distribution of hallucinogens in Mitú (Vaupés), and it was evidenced that its members moved through various departments of the Orinoquía.

The investigation shows that the actions of this criminal group were initially limited to the neighborhood known as 12 de Octubre in Vaupés, hence its name; however, as time passed, it spread its criminal activity throughout the municipality.

Thanks to denunciations filed by citizens, in which young people in the sector were affected, the investigation was initiated, and through an undercover agent, it was possible to establish the existence of the gang and identify its members

This way, the arrests of the following were conducted: Andrés Felipe Hernández Gómez, alias Pipe, arrested by pólice in Calamar (Guaviare); Sharly Felipe Vargas Eleman, José Manuel Camacho Vargas, Bairon Esteban Pineda Prieto, arrested in Mitú (Vaupés); and Yéferson David Loaiza González, arrested in the Department of Casanare.

The Office of the Attorney General charged these men with trafficking, manufacturing or possession of drugs; and use of minors in the commission of the crime. All except the last one pleaded guilty to the charges.

A judge from the same population accepted the Office of the Attorney General´s request and issued a prison sentence against those investigated.

Their defense attorney appealed the decision.

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.