In two months, authorities captured 216 members of the Gulf clan

A large-scale offensive against the Gaitanist Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, or Clan del Golfo, has resulted in the arrest of 216 of its members over the past two months, according to information released on Tuesday, December 19, by the Attorney General’s office.

Through a statement, the investigating entity indicated that the work in collaboration with the National Police made it possible to continue an investigative and judicial offensive, during which three regional leaders, 32 zone leaders and 181 alleged members of them were identified, located and captured. organization involved in large-scale drug trafficking, illegal mining, migrant trafficking and extortion.

“The areas where they have the greatest criminal involvement were reached; during 104 operations carried out in 17 departments, the 216 people who were part of the illegal armed group were captured. A total of 143 arrests were the result of orders from the guarantee control judges, and 53 were carried out in flagrante delicto. In addition, 19 reports have been made against men who remained deprived of their liberty in prison and a minor was arrested,” the authority said.

The procedures took place in Antioquia, Chocó, Córdoba, Sucre, Bolívar, Atlántico Magdalena, La Guajira, Cesar, Santander, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Meta, Casanare, Huila, Nariño and Valle del Cauca.

Accordingly, according to the authority, five Clan del Golfo structures were affected: Central de Urabá, Jairo de Jesús Durango Restrepo, Roberto Vargas Gutiérrez, Arístides Mesa Páez and Nelson Darío Hurtado Simanca.

“During the 60 days of execution, prosecutors from the Specialized Directorate against Criminal Organizations, the Territorial Security Deputy and the Special Investigation Unit mainly charged murder, conspiracy to commit more serious crimes, extortion, manufacturing, trafficking and carrying of weapons. fire, ammunition and trafficking in, manufacture or possession of narcotic drugs.”

Source: El heraldo