Two bodyguards belonging to “Los Rastrojos” gang released payroll records that reveal the payoffs the gang paid to military, police, DAS, and investigative forces throughout Colombia, reported El Tiempo newspaper.
Following the assassination of the notorious Los Rastrojos gang leader “Sebastian,” in July by his two bodyguards, aliases “El Negro” and “Guadaña,” the two decided to submit exclusive payroll records that document to which officials and organizations, and where the pay-offs were given.
According to these records, between October 2010 and January 2011, various officers received over $500,000 for “offering their services” to Sebastian, which included members of the national investigative force, military, DAS intelligence agency, and the Colombian police.
After gaining access to the document one week ago, the police have arrested six members of their institution as well as two military officers for their connections to Los Rastrojos.
El Negro and Guadaña asserted that “it was impossible to work undercover in the Bajo Cauca region if it weren’t for the help of officers in that area.” In their confessions and documents the two men also turned in the specific names of officials and sub-officials in the Colombian police and military.