An influencer from Urabá Antioquia, known on social networks as Linda Caramelo or Linda R12, was arrested by the Police as part of a large money laundering operation against the criminal organization Clan del Golfo.
This is Ceci Julieth Pino Restrepo, based in Urabá Antioquia and, according to the authorities’ report, is the lover of Wilmer Urrego Torres, one of the most important alleged money launderers of the drug trafficking cartel.
Regarding the arrested person, Dijín reported: “This person serves the community as an influencer in the municipality of Turbo and is also dedicated to conducting motorcycle raffles and vouchers for cosmetic surgeries.”
In addition, Linda Caramelo has “a fleet of more than 80 latest model motorcycles dedicated to Turbo motorcycle taxis; Likewise, he is dedicated to building luxury homes for the vulnerable area in the same municipality, with illicit money from drug sales, to give the appearance of legality.
His alleged illegal activities were discovered in a joint operation in Dijín, the Prosecutor’s Office and the DEA, against the financial operations of some leaders of the Gulf Clan.
In the action, 10 arrest warrants were executed and 199 assets worth more than $15,000 million pesos, located in Medellín, Montería and Urabá, were seized.
In the specific case of Linda Caramelo, the Police linked her to the secret businesses of a criminal clan known as “The Wills” and composed of four brothers: Wilmer, Wilmar, Wilder and William Urrego Torres.
They and their family group have 109 properties seized worth $8.7 billion pesos, including houses, farms, cars, bank accounts and commercial companies.
In the operations against illegal finance, which took place last week, the networks of the alleged front men of the extradited Darwin Andrés Abad Sierra, alias “17” were also attacked; and Jorge Eliécer Castaño Toro (“Plastic”).
In these cases, the front men made movements of $4.4 billion, where they opened 30 bank accounts and executed illegal transactions.
In the same way, the Prosecutor’s Office seized another 51 properties worth $25,000 million, which were in the hands of the alleged front men of the two leaders of the Gulf Clan who were killed in the operations of the Public Force: Francisco José Morelo Peñata ( “Negro Sarley”) and Fernando Oquendo Estrada (“Ramiro Bigotes”).
The said properties are located in Medellín, Barbosa, Urabá and Guaviare, according to the prosecuting entity.