The Prosecutor General opened an investigation into the disappearance of 36,000 files that went missing from Colombia’s prison authority’s (INPEC) warehouse.
Authorities arrested Guillermo Gonzalez, the coordinator of the INPEC archives who was in charge of looking after the warehouse and the tens of thousands of files inside it, El Espectador reported Friday.
Gonzalez’s lawyer said there was no direct evidence that his client was responsible for the disappearance of the files.
Gonzalez, who worked for INPEC for 25 years, will be charged with appropriation, obstruction and destruction of public documents.
Among the 36,000 files were numerous investigations into paramilitaries, drug traffickers and people connected to these groups.