The Colombian government fired a regional police commander Monday in
the wake of conversations published by Semana magazine linking him to
two men alleged to be associates of alleged warlord and narcotrafficker
General Jesús Antonio Gómez Méndez, who oversaw security in the departments of Valle, Nariño and Cauca, was mentioned in a conversation between jailed businessman Felipe Sierra, presumed intimate of Daniel ‘Don Mario’ Rendón, and ex-Medellín prosecutor, Guillermo León Valencia, who resigned earlier this year amid charges of ties to the ex-paramilitary chief, Canal Caracol reported.
His departure comes less than a fortnight after Medellín chief of police, General Marco Antonio Pedreros, resigned over allegations of paramilitary ties published in the same Semana article.
The Colombian government has offered a US$1.5 million reward for
information that leads to the capture of ‘Don Mario,’ who is wanted for
drug trafficking and his paramilitary activities, according to El Universal.