During the operation, this ringleader had weapons and war material in her possession. The soldiers captured her without causing any physical damage and maintaining all the protocols to guarantee her rights, respectful of human rights and IHL.
The National Army, in military operations within the framework of Operation Simón Bolívar, in coordination with the Colombian Air Force, together with the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation and attending to the recommendations of early alerts No. 003 of 2019 and 010 In 2019, they managed to capture who would be the main ringleader of the front Resistencia Guamocó of the Organized Armed Group, GAO - Eln.
The military operation was carried out thanks to the information provided by the Civic Participation Network, which led to the soldiers to reach Los Minguillos, in the municipality of Montecristo, and Las Claritas, on the border of the departments of Antioquia and Bolívar, to achieve the capture of the woman known as “Nataly” or “La Mona”.
The woman, who is pregnant, received priority medical services and her rights were respected and guaranteed. An aircraft of the Army's Aviation and Air Assault Division transferred her from Caucasia to Medellín, accompanied by specialized medical personnel, to conduct the process of legalization of capture by the judicial authorities.
Alias Nataly or La Mona, 31, has a history of 15 years in the organization; she would be responsible for carrying out terrorist operations in the municipalities of Segovia, Remedios and El Bagre, in the department of Antioquia. She would be ordering the forced recruitment of minors to increase the substructure; she is apparently responsible for the forced recruitment of five minors in El Bagre, Antioquia, which occurred on May 15.
This woman has an arrest warrant for the crimes of conspiracy to commit an aggravated crime and an aggravated rebellion, apparently, she would be the girlfriend of alias Mocho Tierra, who served as the main ringleader of the Font of War Darío Ramírez Castro, of the GAO ELN, and died development of military operations, last May 14 in an operation of the General Command of the Military Forces.
Alias Nataly or Mona is in the same way one of the most wanted ringleaders in Antioquia, and was found in the checkpoint of the Seventh Army Division on February 24. This ringleader, according to information of the authorities, would be in charge of carrying out operations against the Security forces, strategic assets of the State and would seek the achievement of money from illegal activities through gold mining, drug trafficking and extortion.
As a result of the military operation, the discovery of two pistols, magazines, a shotgun, war ammunition, communications equipment, a laptop and material of interest to military intelligence was possible.
With this result, the GAO of the ELN is significantly harmed and loses capacity in directing and planning to carry out terrorist operations and in obtaining illegal income.
Source: National Army - News Agency