The defendants allegedly used minors to sell narcotics.

The Attorney General’s Office dealt a hard blow to the drug trafficking network ‘Los Discípulos’, responsible for selling cocaine, bazooka and marijuana near schools, parks and the Nueva Castilla neighborhood of ‘Comuna’ 8 in Ibagué.

People prosecuted for these facts are: Maicol Steven Ramírez Espitia, Javier Jussep Elías Villadiego, Danny Natalia Buitrago, Arvey David Chimonja Sanabria, alias Mono; Kevin Daniel Lugo Meneses, Juan David Rodríguez Aldana, Luis Manuel Espinosa Aguiar and Wiston Arley Isaza, alias Wicho.

These people were arrested by National Police during 10 search procedures carried out in the Nueva Castilla neighborhood. During these actions, various elements for processing and dosing narcotics were seized.

A prosecutor from the Sectional Office in Tolima charged the defendants with aggravated conspiracy; trafficking, manufacture or possession of narcotics; use of minors to commit crimes; illegal manufacturing, trafficking or possession of firearms or ammunition. They did not plead guilty to the charges.

A judge imposed a prison sentence on seven of the defendants; while Juan David Rodríguez Aldana was released due to a serious illness.

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.