May 16, 2022

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The beginning of the Clan del Golfo “armed strike” in Colombia left dozens of acts of violence.

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The bus was set on fire by Clan del Golfo in Antioch

The first day of Clan del Golfo’s “armed strike” in Colombia left dozens of violent.

This week after the nickname was handed over to the United States OthnielCriminal organization directed by Narco leader, The Gulf ClanIn retaliation, he launched an “armed strike” that would last four days.

On the first day, the government said about 100 burnt vehicles, including lorries, buses, cars and motorcycles, were reported on various highways in the north of the country.

Local newspapers shared excerpts from a statement signed by Colombia’s Gaitanista Defense Forces (AGC), also known as the Criminal Organization, which states in Antioquia, Chocó and Córdoba that “all social, economic, educational and cultural activities will be suspended until May 10.”

During the so-called “armed strikes” in Colombia, criminal groups block roads, restrict free movement and send threatening messages that force businesses to close and stop classes at schools and universities.

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One of the Antioquia attacks

Responding to these events, the Home Minister, Diego MolanoThe most affected areas are attended by the Regional Security Council.

Molano revealed that after Ottoniel’s capture in 2021, Wilver Giraldo, also known as ‘Sipovas’, and Jesus Avila Villadico, known as ‘Sikido Malo’, were responsible for leading the criminal group.

Molano also announced that we have increased the reward for each leader

Tribe of the Gulf

According to the National Police and the Peace and Reconciliation Trust, the criminal organization is present 211 Of the 1,103 municipalities in the country.

Estimated to be greater than A thousand men They operated under the pseudonym Otoniel, most of them former members of the Popular Liberation Army (EPL) and extinct guerrillas of defensive groups.

There is an explanation for that too. Ottoniel himself was part of the EPL, and when the guerrilla group was disbanded in 1991, he decided to change sides: he became a member of the defensive groups that occupied the Urabá area in northwestern Colombia.

Ottoniel, whose name is Tario Antonio Suka David, was extradited to the United States this week and pleaded not guilty before a federal prosecutor in New York, dismissing his request for bail and awaiting a jury trial.

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