The evidence showed that the migrants had to pay each one between 150 and 300 dollars to be transferred from Nariño to Necoclí (Urabá). The final destination was the United States.
The Office of the Attorney General, through the Special Directorate against Human Rights Violations, prosecuted two men and one woman allegedly responsible for illegally transporting foreigners through the national territory.
They are Emiro Vargas Mosquera, Elacid Quiceno Cossio and Nelly Esperanza Giraldo Zuluaga who are accused of transporting citizens of Guinea, Mauritania, Haiti and Brazil, among other countries, through the national territory.
The evidence showed that the migrants had to pay each one between 150 and 300 dollars, to be transferred from Nariño to Necoclí (Urabá). Later they would be located by other people to help them get to the United States.
The defendants were arrested by the National Police in Medellín, Caldas and San Jerónimo (Antioquia). The Prosecutor’s Office charged them as possible perpetrators of the crimes of conspiracy to commit a crime and migrant smuggling.
A judge imposed a prison sentence on two of the defendants. Quiceno Cossio must serve house arrest.
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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 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