in

Medellin police arrests ‘Oficina de Envigado commander’

From Colombia Reports

The alleged second-in-command of the Medellin-based crime syndicate Oficina de Envigado has been captured in northern Colombia, police said Sunday.

Alias “El Indio,” real name Dairo Alberto Muñoz, was captured in Envigado, a town south of Medellin. The 43-year-old Medellin native is suspected of extortion and theft, said police.

Radio station RCN reported the suspect had been captured on Friday, but that the arrest was not confirmed until Sunday.

Muños was allegedly the replacement of another Oficina de Envigado commander, alias “Beto,” who was captured in May 2012.

The Oficina de Envigado was originally a group of hit men hired by drug lord Pablo Escobar and his Medellin Cartel. When Escobar was killed in 1993, “the Office” converted itself into a powerful crime syndicate engaged in drug trafficking, extortion and assassinations.

The group, currently led by “Sebastian,” controls most of Medellin’s neighborhoods and underworld.

Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the Today Colombia than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organizations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our site as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Updating reports on Today Colombia takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe our reports matter.
If everyone who reads Today Colombia, who likes it, helps to support it by clicking our ads, our future would be much more secure. Do you part, click on an ad today.

Written by Rico

Rico

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of onlinemagazines that includes TodayColombia.com. Rico brings his special kind of savvy to online marketing. His websites are engaging, provocative, informative and sometimes off the wall, where you either like or you leave it. The same goes for him, like him or leave him.There is no middle ground. No compromises, only a passion to present reality as he sees it!