President Iván Duque confirmed this Monday the capture in the Campo Alegre neighborhood of Barranquilla, of Norberto Quiroga Poveda, alias 5-5, head of the criminal group Los Pachenca and successor of alias Chucho Merchandise.
The announcement was made by the president at the end of the strategic security meeting held in Popayán: “In a meticulous intelligence operation and operational action, alias 5-5, the top leader of Los Pachenca, murderer of social leaders, massacre was captured today. , a drug trafficker and also involved in pimping networks. “
Quiroga, the authorities indicate, was part of the Hernán Giraldo paramilitary group, which operated in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
“We continue to hit that structure of Los Pachenca, as happened with Chucho Mercamería and with other leaders. This is a triumph of the public force. I want to thank our National Police; also thank our Army, thank the Navy, the Air Force and the work has always been done in coordination with the Attorney General’s Office. We hope that this criminal will have all the required sanction, the full weight of the law, “said the head of state.