Thursday , April 15 2021

They take responsibility for attacks in El Tarra – Crimes – Justice

Two of those responsible for performing selective murders in the hands of the criminal group "Los Pelusos" were captured yesterday at the same time in Cali (Valle) and El Tarra (Norte de Santander).

Belsaid Carrascal Ortiz, known as "JJ" or "Mono" and Cristo Nel Carrascal Ascanio "Noni", according to the authorities, would be two of those responsible for the massacre who left 10 dead in Catatumbo in Norte de Santander last 30 of July.

From that moment on, the investigations began to identify where the substances shot with short and long weapons in a public plant in Villa Esperanza, on Manzanar's road, in El Tarra.

At that time, a reward of 100 million pesos was offered to the one who gave information about the event where 10 people lost their lives and another was injured. Among the killed were the president of a community action board and four ex-combatants of FARC.

One day after the attack, "Pelusos" had rejected the fact and denied its responsibility.

But now the authorities claim that alias JJ and Noni, members of that organization, are responsible for the attack and must answer for crimes against murder, aggravated conspiracy, kidnapping and manufacturing, trading and carrying firearms.

Both had at least five years of criminal history in the organization and were under the leader's order, called "Japanese".

In addition, they were responsible, according to the authorities, not only of the murder, but also of the gathering of extortions, threats to the civilian population and the impact on the public strength of Hacarí, Norte de Santander.

"We continue to work together with the public violence to put an end to all the criminal structures that have struck the citizens of the Norte de Santander for decades. Our commitment is permanent for peace and security in the region," said President Ivan Duque after having read the result.

According to the police and prosecutor's office, the investigations continue to determine where the other people who participated in the attack in El Tarra were resident.


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