Colombia’s National Police Commissioner Oscar Naranja returned to
Medellin Tuesday to lead the fight against the criminal gangs of drug
traffickers, whose dispute over the control of illegal businesses has
unleashed an increase in violent deaths in the country’s second largest
The anarchy of the largest criminal gangs in the department Antioquia aroused after the capture of crime bosses ‘Don Mario’ and ‘Douglas, President Uribe said Monday before announcing he was sending Naranjo to Medellin for the second time. Medellín saw a sharp increase in violence also before the arrest of these drug lords.
After reviewing the situation of violence in Medellin with the military and police commanders, Uribe stressed that the authorities can not reconcile with those criminal gangs, or deal with appeasement, but demand all determination to solve this problem.
Last weekend at least five people were assassinated in the capital of Antioquia: two while driving in their car and three others in an elevator in the South of Medellín.
It is the second time this year Naranjo is dispatched to Medellin, where violence continued despite his earlier visit and severe security measures.