Two Africans and Four Colombians Arrested for Human Trafficking in Colombia

On August 15, 2013 El Colombiano Noticias reported the arrest of two Africans and four Colombian citizens on charges of human trafficking. The arrests occurred Monday in Bogotá, Medellin, Turbo and Gamarra. The suspects are accused of involvement in a criminal organization that trafficked immigrants to Panama with a final destination in the United States. The alleged leaders of the criminal organization were identified as two Ethiopians, Gebrehiwet Adhanom Kibrom and Seblen Asseminew Tilahuan. The four Colombians arrested were identified as Albear Caicedo Mena, Rubén Darío Murillo Valencia, Arlevis Chalá Román and Brenda Carrillo Romero.

According the investigation, the trafficked immigrants came from Africa and Asia and entered Colombian through the borders of Ecuador and Venezuela. They were then transported to Panama through the Gulf of Urabá and the Darien jungle. Read Article

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