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Fourth Brigade commander Brigadier General Juvenal Diaz.

Colombia’s 4th Brigade: an army unit or an organized crime group?
by Adriaan Alsema August 10, 2019

One of Colombia’s most important military units, the 4th Brigade, is submerged in an avalanche of scandals including war crimes, ties to death squads and corruption.

After revelations of its ties to local crime syndicate Oficina de Envigado, the execution of more than 400 civilians and, most recently, mass corruption, the 4th Brigade begins to look more like an organized crime group than a military unit.

Former 4th Brigade’s commander General Jorge Romero was arrested on Thursday and indicted on Friday for allegedly embezzling almost $1 million (COP3.3 billion) and allegedly selling gun licenses to La Oficina bosses.



Read more at: https://colombiareports.com/colombias-4th-brigade-an-army-unit-or-organized-crime-organization/

How about those helmets? Colombia certainly has major problems.


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