In a joint operation, Cundinamarca military police and the Technical Investigation Team (CTI) of the Prosecutor General’s Office carried out two raids in which they captured three people allegedly involved in a bank fraud scheme in the country’s capital.
The suspects apparently belonged to a criminal network that requested loans from financial institutions using falsified military identification documents.
In conjunction with the arrests, authorities found 30 military identification documents, 50 falsified civilian documents, 25 debit and credit cards, nearly $3,000 (COP 5 million) in cash, two firearms, bank documents and military clothing during the raids.
According to authorities, investigations into the operations of the network established that at least 50 military members were victims of these crimes.
The three suspects were put in the hands of the competent authorities and await judicial proceedings on the charges of false documentation, aggravated fraud and conspiracy to commit criminal acts, among others.