Leader of Criminal Group Alias Cristian Grande Captured in Colombia
By Colombian Air Force/Edited by Diálogo October 29, 2020
In early October, during a joint and coordinated operation carried out by the Colombian Air Force, the National Army, the National Police, the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI, in Spanish), and the Attorney General’s Office, authorities found and captured Danilo Santos Pantoja, alias Cristian Grande, the main leader of the criminal group Segunda Marquetalia, in the city of Popayán, Cauca department.
This action disrupts the command system and criminal actions that threaten the lives and freedom of residents of the Cauca department. This capture also helps reduce attacks, homicides against social leaders, threats against the civil population, and the extortion of businesses in several of Cauca’s municipalities.
According to the investigation conducted by the authorities, this individual has taken part in multiple criminal acts since 2016 and was in charge of collecting money from narcotrafficking.