The defendants would be involved in the forced displacement of several families in Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca).

Due to the conclusive evidence presented by the Attorney General’s Office, a judge sent eight alleged members of the so-called Los Espartanos criminal structure to prison. The defendants were allegedly involved in the forced displacement of several families residing in Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca).

Defendants are: Ronald Fabián Pérez Jiménez, alias Tata; Brandon Stiven González Ibarguen, alias Brandon; Kevin Esteban Perea Rentería, alias Largo; Katerine Joahana Perea Espinosa, alias La Perris; Luis Herminio Perea Núñez, alias Luisito; Brayan Alberto Sánchez Gil, alias Cascorvo; Jhon Alex Murillo González, alias Cholo; y Duver Arley Pretel Zúñiga, alias Pretel.

According to the investigation, the defendants would be part of an armed group who arrived in the Doña Ceci neighborhood on November 25, 2023. There, they intimidated several families who were forced to leave their homes for not paying fees of 2 million COP to be able to live in that sector. The victims had to leave Buenaventura and move to other cities in Valle del Cauca.

People under investigation also hold several people prisoners for three hours. During this period of time they searched their homes and seized valuable items and money.

The defendants were arrested during simultaneous operations carried out by members of the Technical Investigative Corps (CTI), Sijín – National Police and Gaula- Army in neighborhoods such as: Obrero, 12 de Abril, La Independencia and San Buenaventura.

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.