In addition, he highlighted the offensive that has been carried out against kidnapping and extortion in Medellín in which 100% effectiveness has been obtained with the arrests

During his visit to the municipality of Santa Fe de Antioquia, the Attorney General Francisco Barbosa Delgado, accompanied by the Deputy Attorney General Martha Janeth Mancera, and the Delegate Director on Territorial Security, Luisa Obando Guerrero, announced the results of several investigations related to the crimes of kidnapping and extortion, and the impact on different criminal organizations involved in these crimes.

The Attorney General highlighted the prosecution and the prison sentence imposed on Orlen Iván Hernández Heredia, alias Sombra, the alleged leader of a criminal organization known as Las Convivir. The defendant is allegedly responsible for several kidnappings and homicides committed downtown Medellín and Santa Elena.

The Prosecutor’s Office charged alias Sombra with aggravated homicide, simple kidnapping, kidnapping for ransom, and criminal conspiracy to commit a crime.

The Attorney General explained that the coordinated work of the Prosecutor’s Office and its Technical Investigative Corps (Cuerpo Técnico de Investigación CTI), supported by the National Police, has allowed the arrest of 12 alleged members of that criminal structure from July 2021 to date. All of them are investigated for numerous homicides committed downtown in the main city of Antioquia. Most of the victims are women.

Efficacy against extortion and kidnapping

The Attorney General pointed out that since a specialized prosecutor was assigned to Gaula to deal with crimes such as extortion and kidnapping in a prompt way, important results have been achieved.

In Medellín, between May 2021 to date, 109 people were arrested. They are allegedly responsible for the crime of kidnapping and extortion, achieving this way the 100 percent of effectiveness. As a result, five criminal structures that commit crimes downtown, east and southwest were affected.

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.