Colombian authorities offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of “Jeronimo,” a paramilitary leader who recently escaped from house arrest.
“It’s a shame that public money needs to be used for the recapture of this criminal that fled, while this never should have happened,” General Orlando Paez Baron of Colombia’s National Police said.
Carlos Arturo “Jeronimo” Hernandez, a convicted leader of the so-called Office of Envigado, fled from custody recently. Prison authorities do not know when exactly Hernandez escaped, but noticed he was gone when visiting his Bogota home.
The gang leader was apparently granted house arrest, rather than serving time in an actual prison, as he was the “head of the family household.”
Hernandez’s flight is the second time in the past few months that an “Office of Envigado” leader has managed to escape from house arrest, after Daniel Alejandro Serna, alias “Kener” fled in March.