The Attorney General’s Office validated before a judge the seizure of 250 kilograms of cocaine that were left in a truck in the rural area El Patía, in the municipality of El Bordo (Cauca).

The driver of the vehicle fled after seeing a checkpoint due to the presence of members of Army, National Police, and the Technical Investigative Corps (CTI).

CTI officers discovered a cache under the floor of a van with 250 rectangular packages. The Approved Preliminary Identification Test (in Spanish Prueba de Identificación Preliminar Homologada – PIPH) tested positive for cocaine. According to the investigation, the illegal substance allegedly belonged to the so-called Carlos Patiño FARC dissidents.

The destination of seized cocaine was Guapi (Cauca) from where it would be sent to Central American countries. It is believed that the value of the shipment would exceed 10 million dollars.

The Prosecutor’s Office began an investigation for the offenses of manufacturing, trafficking, and drugs possession for trafficking purposes.

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

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.