A joint work between the Attorney General’s Office and the National Police allowed the arrest and subsequent prosecution of two men who were found transporting illegal substances.

One of the defendants was Jorge Danuil Arias Rodríguez, who was found by the authorities when he was traveling on a motorcycle in Camilo Daza neighborhood in Norte de Santander. The authorities found 9 kilos of coca base, that were allegedly ready to be sold at small-scale.

Meanwhile, at a checkpoint located in El Zulia (Norte de Santander) Edison Rafael Rojas Silva was arrested. The arrest took place when the individual was driving a vehicle containing 17 packages of 15 kilos and 793 grams of cocaine hydrochloride.

The man was found in possession of more than 15 kilos of coca base in the vehicle

Apparently, the substance was transported from Catatumbo region and was destined for Cúcuta, where it was stored; and then sent to Central America and Europe.

The Office of the Attorney General  charged the defendants with trafficking, manufacturing or possession of  narcotics. They did not plead guilty to the charges. A judge imposed a prison sentence.

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.