They capture alias ‘Firulais’, leader of the Clan del Golfo in Chocó

They capture alias ‘Firulais’, leader of the Clan del Golfo in Chocó
They capture alias ‘Firulais’, leader of the Clan del Golfo in Chocó

The event occurred in the Playa Potes area of the municipality of Bahía Solanowhere troops from the Titan Joint Task Force, in coordination with the Police and after arduous work of collecting information by intelligence from the The Colombian Navy and the Air Force managed to locate the place where this individual, along with two other subjects, were trying to hide from the operational offensive deployed. by the authorities against that organized armed group.

This is how upon arriving at the place, the criminals attack the troops and a combat ensues that, in addition to two captures, resulted in death. in development of military operations of a person whose identity is yet to be established.

After verification of the place and subjectsit was identified that among those detained is alias Firulais who was injured during the combat, to whom first aid was provided by nurses from the National Army.

According to the first information alias Firulais, he is a feared leader of the Gulf Clan, accused of several crimes and crimes, he served as military and financial leader of the self-proclaimed Block Jairo de Jesús Durango Restrepo and was a trusted man of alias El Cura, with a criminal history of more than 11 years terrorizing the community of the municipalities of Bahía Solano, Nuquí and Bajo Baudó. Likewise, he would be in charge of controlling and managing drug trafficking routes on the Pacific coast of Chocó.

Firulais would be directly responsible for the harassment of the Puerto Meluk Police, Chocó, on May 7, 2022; of the forced displacement of more than 300 people in the Peña Azul community, confining the communities to the head of the municipality of Alto Baudó.

It is noteworthy that, with The deployment of this forceful operational action contributes to accelerating the weakening of the logistical and criminal networks of the Gulf Clan.. During the operation, 110 units of ammunition of different calibers, a pistol and communication equipment were seized; This material was made available to the competent authority.

So far in 2024, the Joint Task Force Titan in the department of Chocó, during the development of joint operations, coordinated and inter-institutional actions has decisively hit the Gulf Clan with the capture of 25 of its members, the submission to justice of 32 more and four deaths in the course of military operations, for a total of 63 damages to said criminal structure.

In the area where the events occurred, the Military Forces strengthened the deployed military device, with the aim of locating the rest of the members of the criminal structure and thus continue weakening their criminal and logistical networks with the aim of advancing the commitment to provide security and well-being to the residents of the department of Chocó.

In compliance with the constitutional mission and within the framework of the Ayacucho Joint Strategic Campaign Plan – Time 2 – the Military Forces reaffirm their commitment to the protection of the civilian population, continuing with the deployment of troops to forcefully affect the organized armed groups that They want to destabilize the development of the nation.

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