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Security ups and downs in Caldas in 2022

Country | manizales

2022 ends with positive statistics for Caldas in the highest-impact crime: murder. Its reduction was noted in some municipalities, which makes the department an example, although it had spots in others, where the situation is still hot.

The violent deaths of the two minors also caused pain, despite the fact that the authorities caught their killers. Also notable are the campaigns against narcotics, which brought some peace of mind, as well as the large number of drug seizures on the streets.

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reduction in human slaughter

Caldas has recorded 122 murders so far, which is 49 fewer than during 2021, when 171 people died and Manizales presided over those positive figures, as it looks to increase from last year’s 50 crimes in 2022. I am 32 till now.

According to the authorities, intolerance remains the most worrying factor, added to the consumption of alcohol which triggers fights between neighbours, acquaintances and friends.

The campaign and the immediate response of the police so that citizens can fix the rough edges before they reach the streets really seem to be paying off. It is noted that the more institutionalized the proposals are, the less conflicts arise.

computer commander

Subintendent John Bermudez has been in the police for 14 years and two as commander of the substation in the village of El Madrono in Belalcazar. After the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the return to school, but virtual, he began to see children during his patrols who traveled long distances in search of computers or the Internet to be able to connect to their classes.

So he decided to go to work and began collecting old computers, restoring them with the help of YouTube tutorial videos, and delivering them to the families who needed them most. Today about 20 have already been delivered and they expect many more to follow.

Killers and robbers in toll booths

Five people are the authors of the murder of Guardo Orozco Muñoz in May and the theft of $13 million 800 thousand at the Guaco tollbooth on the road to the Tessalia tunnel, as well as causing the death of Oscar Alejandro Barrera and taking $9 million from San Juan. At the Bernardo del Viento Toll Booth, Manizales.

A timely and careful investigation by Sijin investigators made it possible to collect evidence, testimony, interceptions and security videos to find Carlos Enrique Pérez Barrios, a 26-year-old Venezuelan; Jose Eduardo Olarte Largo, 33; Wilson Andres Alvarez Arcilla, 29; Anderson Alvarez Arcilla, 21; and Luis Esnader Ramirez Lopez, 33, who will serve 25 years in prison.

manizaleña honesty

Carlos Sandoval, a baker in the El Campin neighborhood, found $8 million inside a taxi and managed to find the money’s owner, who was trying to fulfill a dream. As a reward, he received $ 1 million, which he donated to a low-income family.

He is joined by Hernán Tabares, the owner of Alimentos Nutriarepa, who found $2 million in a bag, which he returned to its owner, a woman who would use the money for Christmas shopping.

against micro-trafficking gangs

Crackdowns on gangs dedicated to micro-trafficking were the order of the day across the department. Strict action was taken against Jibro who now wants to do something new with the sale of synthetic drugs and who also manufacture the substances themselves. That’s what happened to The Chemist, aka The Chemist, who was caught with five people who flooded nightclubs with various products.

In Villamaría he also arrested three men of the villa who sold all kinds of vices. In Aranzazu he put an end to the Odissi gang with six members, which dominated sales in the two neighborhoods. In Chinchina, it was the turn of the galleros, who sold narcotics in galleries, a flashpoint in the coffee-growing municipality because of its high rate of violence.

dope by the ton

Members of the Highway Police became true bounty hunters, whose instincts allowed them to seize large quantities of narcotics hidden in caves and hideouts across the country. Caldas is known for being a road corridor that connects different latitudes.

At Victoria Junction, on the Honda-Puerto Boyaca Highway, they seized a ton of marijuana stashed in a truck that had arrived from Cali. Also in the village of Las Margaritas (Risaralda) they seized 1,247 kilos, and in the Supia-Carmanta road, the seizure was 297 kilos.

against begging

Begging, which is considered a form of human trafficking, is undoubtedly a curse that we see daily on the streets of Manizales. Now, indigenous people and their children, and even foreigners, are victims of criminals.

To deal with this, the Government Secretariat and the police carried out 41 operations in 2022 in the Historic Center, Cable, Autonomous Region, Gallery, Palermo and Traffic Light, which led to the recovery of 21 boys and girls, which went into the hands of the ICBF.

bad marks

road death

His worrying increase in traffic accidents continues, again in which case Manizales and Caldas lose the year. Of course, many municipalities have been spared the same or fewer cases than in 2021, others have skyrocketed figures with the main victims being motorcyclists.

The capital is the one that recorded the highest number of victims, while national roads passing through the department contributed dramatically. Chinchina and Supiah rise and irresponsibility continues at the wheel.

murdered children

The children, the future of the country, once again became the target of the violence in Kaldas. Two cases were reported this year in Pennsylvania and Chinchina, which left the department in shock. In the first municipality, a subject would be held responsible for the murder of his 21-month-old stepson. He beat her several times, apparently the beatings were continuous.

The other outrageous case was on 20 November in the Nuevo Horizonte neighborhood, where six-year-old Dana Sofía Alzate disappeared. The minor was raped and murdered by Juan Carlos López Banol, a subject with a history of sexual abuse and feminism, who awaits sentencing.

killings are on the rise

Although Caldas recorded a marked decrease in homicides, municipalities such as Marmato, La Dorada, Pennsylvania and Riosucio will lose or may lose years. There have already been 16 deaths in Puerto Caldense, up from 17 in 2021. And although officials assure intolerance is a major factor, they expect the fight to control micro-trafficking from other regions to play a crippling role. Is.

In The Golden Manger, the theme of drug sales may also be at play, as well as a part of so-called intolerance. It is imperative that preventive actions are taken in two municipalities with a high economic incidence for Caldas.

frequent scams

Caldas officials admit that the residents of Caldas are prone to all kinds of scams, mainly because of overconfidence and friendliness with strangers. Although it is constantly warned and campaigns abound, there is no dearth of those who fall.

While chacha-chacha calls are still valid, there are others such as false offers of vehicles that are not for sale or by travel agencies. Recently, it has become common to social networks of citizens traveling abroad to ask for money from people they know.

miners killed in their labors

Eight miners have died in their work this year and Marmato is once again the largest number concentrated with seven victims. The other was informed by Ansarma. The main reason was the use of explosives and falling of rocks.

Added to this are the number of injuries recorded throughout the year, accidents that involve gas inhalation. Since 2015, 95 lives have been lost in mining activities in Caldas.

caldense who died far away

LA PATRIA recorded the violent deaths of 30 people from Caldas in different latitudes in the country and other countries. They were killed by drowning, by traffic accidents and in some cases by ingesting drops.

Among the victims were also members of the army and police, who died in the line of duty. They also killed a social leader of the Catatumbo area.

residential burglary

Although statistics show that house burglaries have decreased in Manizales with 201 cases in 2022 compared to 267 in 2021, they remain a major problem in the capital of Caldas. Even in a recent attack, robbers disguised as government officials injured an elderly woman who resisted the robbery.

Chipare remains the most sought-after neighborhood by criminals, as there were 16 complaints last year, while this one has eight, but it is the one that doest the most, followed by El Bosque, El Carmen and Bajo Tablazo. The lack of reporting continues to work in favor of the criminals.

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