After eleven months of investigation the police arrested Alberto ‘the Butcher of Landazuri’ Chaparro. The suspected guerrilla earned his name because he allegedly is a ruthless killer who literally butchered his victims in the Santander department.
“He was specialized in the installation of antipersonnel landmines and … injured or killed a little more than 150 Colombians through these explosives. Therefore, we believe that his capture is a relief for Santander,” Police Director General Oscar Naranjo told local media.
Chaparro is accused of crimes of aggravated homicide, rebellion, illegal possession of weapons and conspiracy to commit a crime.