In Vichada police captured three alleged members of Libertadores del Vichada, a splinter group from the splintered neo-paramilitary group ERPAC. Another 13 members of the group were captured in the Meta department.
PROFILE: Libertadores de Vichada
Pijarvey, a man believed to be well on his way to become one of Colombia’s main drug lords, controls the Libertadores del Vichada.
In the offensive, police seized one AK-47 rifle, a pistol, ammunition and 13 cell phones.
Cousins in crime try to revive paramilitary group
Police also attempted to dismantle a group of demobilized paramilitaries in Casanare attempting to revive “Los Buitragueños”, a paramilitary group that disbanded in February 2012 when leader ”Martin Llanos” was arrested.
Twelve persons linked to Llanos and believed to be involved in purchasing, storing, transporting and distributing chemicals used to produce cocaine were arrested in Casanare.