Carmen Evelio Castillo Carrillo would be responsible for multiple crimes committed in Magdalena, Cesar and La Guajira.

A prosecutor from the Specialized Directorate against Criminal Organizations brought Carmen Evelio Castillo Carrillo, alias Muñeca, alleged leader of the criminal organized group ‘Los Pachencas’ or ‘Autodefensas Conquistadoras de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta’ (Magdalena) that commits crimes in the departments of Magdalena, Cesar and La Guajira.

According to the investigation, alias Muñeca has been part of said illegal organization for 18 years and reached the position of leader in January 2020. Since then, he allegedly ordered selective homicides, kidnappings and extortions, as a source of financing for the criminal structure.

According to Information in possession of the Prosecutor’s Office, Castillo Carrillo would be the dynamic factor behind drug trafficking for ‘Los Pachencas’. For this purpose, he made contact with transnational drug trafficking organizations to coordinate the shipment of cocaine hydrochloride from ports located in the north area of the country to Western European countries.

Castillo Carrillo was arrested by the Police in the south area of Pereira (Risaralda) when he was about to take a taxi. When he was going to be arrested, he showed a false ID, so he was taken to a police station to determine his identity. The authorities found in his possession five cell phones from different operators.

The Prosecutor’s Office charged him with aggravated conspiracy and use of a false document. He did not plead guilty to the charges.

At the request of the prosecutor’s office, the judge imposed a prison sentence.

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.