A joint investigation in which the nation’s Attorney General’s Office, Colombian Migration and the United States Embassy in Colombia participated, allowed the destruction of a Illegal Migrant Smuggling Network which has been committing crimes since 2018.
The occupations, carried out by the CTI with the support of the military, were carried out simultaneously in Bogotá, Medellín, Pereira, Cali, Buga, Pasto and Ipiales.
According to the prosecutor’s office, this criminal organization will be responsible for obtain false documents for foreigners, Especially for Dominican citizens, so that they can obtain identity cards and passports.
These migrants with false documents obtained in Colombia They intended to reach the United States and some European countries.
“With the papers processed by the structure, many migrants were registered as citizens in notary and registry offices. For this purpose, the identities of dead Colombians were also used, which they left as if they were Have parents of foreigners.
While the prosecutor’s office shows these results, the United States government pursues the Mama Retorna program to repatriate thousands of undocumented Colombians to that country. The authorities await the return of 14,000 compatriots.
The Office of the Ombudsman, which is monitoring the process, pointed out that “on other occasions migrants have complained that they are victims of inhumane treatment and lack of information about their return to the country. With this in mind, The Office of the Ombudsman not only guarantees the return of these families, we also verify that there is decent treatment and that their rights are not violated.”