The Superintendent of the Notary and Registry has claimed there was widespread official collusion in the illegal acquisition of over 100,000 acres of land in Uraba.
The investigation revealed officials allegedly forced the owners of the land to sign away their rights. According to Velez, a three month investigation into the illegal land acquisition implicated at least 15 public officials.
“In Uraba we found impersonations, false documents and every trick there is to appropriate land,” Velez said.
Evidence from the investigation has been passed to the inspector general and the state prosecutors.