It is presumed that the homicide was perpetrated by members of the Gulf clan – credit Luisa González
The national authorities are carrying out investigative work in the case of the murder of patrolman Ever Luis Pineda Rodríguez, the 26-year-old uniformed man from the municipality of Magangué, in the department of Bolívar. The agent died when armed men opened fire on him while he was patrolling in an urban area of Córdoba.
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The murder, which occurred during the night of October 26, filled his colleagues at the institution with sadness, who pointed out that the murder of patrolman Pineda in the La Esperanza neighborhood of the municipality of Planeta Rica, would be due to retaliation by narcoparamilitary groups that have power in the Colombian coastal region.
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A statement was issued from the Córdoba Police Department: “The incident would have been presented as pressure due to operational activities in the jurisdiction in the last three days, where four alleged members of the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC) have been captured. group also known as Clan del Golfo, for the crimes of extortion and homicide.”
For his part, the commander of the National Police, General William René Salamanca Ramírez, regretted the incident and indicated that professionals were available to provide support to the family of patrolman Pineda. Likewise, members of intelligence organizations are carrying out investigative work to find more evidence of the crime.
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Likewise, the institution issued a statement informing that a million-dollar reward of up to 50 million pesos will be available for “information that allows the identification, individualization and capture of those responsible for the murder of the police officer.” The authorities had the following communication channels to make the respective complaint and with absolute confidentiality: 321 33948597 or 320 2977884, or through their website decor.sijin@policía.gov.co.
The Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia or Gulf clan is a narco-paramilitary structure that has great power in coastal departments, such as Atlántico, Córdoba and Bolívar. The presence of these armed actors has created several problems in the communities, which on some occasions have had to confine themselves to their homes and in extreme cases flee to other cities.
Precisely, it has circulated through the newspaper El País that the members of the AGC were carrying out harassment work against the authorities due to control operations. In fact, in one of the alleged audios taken by intelligence it would be revealed that the paramilitaries indicated that they should murder more than one Police officer to put pressure on the State forces.
The Planeta Rica community is requesting that the homicide not go unpunished, but they also indicate the need for greater support from the authorities, since criminal structures have great control in several territories of the department of Córdoba.
One of the serious concerns of the inhabitants of the region is the extortion that is hitting merchants and business owners. One of the problems in these cases is that victims do not usually report for fear of retaliation.
The authorities have indicated that the Unified Action Group for Personal Freedom (Gaula) is willing to deal with this type of case; the only thing required is for the victim to report the situation by contacting the 165 hotline. .
Among the recommendations of the authorities for victims of extortion is not to pay ransoms, since it is a door for future extortion. Specialists point out the need to have control since criminals act by putting psychological pressure on victims.
In these cases it is necessary to be reserved, handle the information strictly with the authorities and follow each of their instructions in detail.