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Head of the armed group led by alias ‘Guacho’ was captured in Tumaco
The Colombian Police, in coordination with the National Police of Ecuador and the Joint Task Force Hercules, captured Wainer Javier Valencia Malava in Tumaco, the leader of the criminal organization in the municipality of Nariño-Colombia. The detainee is investigated for coordinating drug trafficking and extortion activities.
The apprehension of Wainer Javier Valencia Malava was carried out in the sector of Palo Seco, located in rural area of the village of Candelillas de Tumaco (Nariño), according to the criminal investigation work, it would be the leader of a network dedicated to extortion and drug trafficking in that region of the southwest of the country.
The information collected indicates that he would be in charge of coordinating violent actions against the public force and the civilian population in the way that communicates Candelillas with the corregimiento of Llorente, in Tumaco, among which is the launching of a fragmentation grenade against a Police patrol on May 18, which left a uniformed injured, and the incineration of a public transport bus, in February this year, on the road that leads to Pasto.
In addition, Valencia Malava is investigated for his alleged participation in the terrorist attack against the San Lorenzo Police Station in Ecuador, registered at the end of last January.
“The Ecuadorian Police are committed to coordinate cooperation actions against organized crime with the Colombian police authorities, so we have shared important information of this criminal structure, preventing these irregular groups from strengthening on the frontier line”, indicated the General Commander of the National Police of Ecuador, General Nelson Villegas Ubillus./Luz Obando / DNCE