Tuesday, January 25, 2022

‘El Flaco’ alleged member of the Clan del Golfo fell in the department of Casanare.

The Colombian National Police, within the framework of the operational offensive against kidnapping and extortion deployed in the Meta region of the Llanos Orientales, managed during the last hours in the department of Casanare, to materialize the capture by court order of the known subject in the criminal environment as ‘El Flaco’, a presumed member of the organized common group (GCO) Clan del Golfo or United Gaitanist Self-Defense Forces of Colombia.

‘El Flaco’, who was wanted by the promiscuous municipal court with function of control of guarantees of Puerto Lleras, Meta, for the crimes of conspiracy to commit a crime for extortion purposes, attempted extortion and illicit use of communication networks, was captured in the Libertadores Park in the municipality of Maní, Casanare, by GAULA members of the Meta Police, who, in cooperation with the Military GAULA under the coordination of the 3rd Specialized Prosecutor’s Office before the GAULA, they tracked him down for more than seven months.

According to the Police investigators, this subject carried out the economic exactions to merchants, ranchers and farmers in rural areas of the municipalities of San Martín de los Llanos and Guamal in the department of Meta, from whom he demanded sums that ranged between 5 20 million pesos in exchange for not attacking their physical integrity and that of their families; Likewise, he threatened his victims with stealing the cattle from the farms.

After contacting his victims through conversations via WhatsApp and phone calls‘El Flaco’ arrived on a motorcycle to his farms and with firearms generated threats to the administrators and managers of the properties.

Between his criminal career, it was established that ‘El Flaco’, 27 years old, would be under the command of alias ‘Juanito’, leader of this same criminal group, who is deprived of liberty in the Palo Gordo penitentiary in Girón Santander; From there, he continues to order extortions from cattle dealers, businessmen, farmers and small producers in the region.

It is estimated that, As a result of these economic demands, the Clan del Golfo managed to collect between 50 and 100 million pesos a month. Once he committed the criminal acts, he moved to rural areas of different municipalities to hide in order to avoid the action of justice. On the other hand, it was evidenced that this person presents annotations in the SPOA Accusatory Oral Criminal System of the Prosecutor’s Office, where crimes are listed for damage to another’s property and qualified and aggravated theft.

Extortion is one of the main sources of illegal financing for organized crime structures. “With this capture, we tell the community that there is no truce with these groups that do so much harm to the population,” said Colonel Oscar Fernando Daza Suárez, commander of the Meta Police.

The captured subject was presented and left at the disposal of the 3rd Specialized Prosecutor’s Office before the GAULA, to answer for the crimes he is accused of. In the last hours, a judge of the Republic ordered a deprivation of liberty in a prison establishment in the city of Villavicencio, Meta.

By EFE

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