Following the arrest of the illegal gang’s leader, alias “Valenciano,” in Venezuela Monday, Colombia’s National Police Director General Oscar Naranjo warned members of the Oficina that their persecution would be intense.
“Whoever takes over from Valenciano will have to start a life in hiding. You will have to be more concerned about hiding rather than drug trafficking,” Naranjo alerted.
Among the top targets of the offensive are aliases “Sebastian,” “Mi Sangre,” and “El Gomelo.” The police director addressed the crime bosses saying, “Your lives in that business will become increasingly short.”
Five hundred police officers were dispatched to Medellin Thursday to beef up security during the holiday season and hunt down members of the Oficina.