María Yolanda Lotero López, alias La Mona, was sentenced by a judge in Caldas to 10 years and 8 months in prison. The woman was found responsible for the crime of trafficking, manufacturing or possession of narcotics.

The Prosecutor’s Office showed that ‘La Mona’ led a drug sale business in which she used a neighborhood store as a front. As it was determined, the illegal substances were packaged in small doses that she hid inside the walls of the place.

Lotero López was arrested on August 27, 2021 in a home search carried out in a property located in Monserrate de Aguadas sector (Caldas). During the proceeding, the authorities found more than 16 million COP in cash and various amounts of narcotics.

Lotero López must serve a prison sentence in Manizales.

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.