The Military Gaula (Anti-Extortion and Anti-Kidnapping Group), an elite unit against extortion and kidnapping, has strengthened its operations in the department of Huila’ inviting the people to make “No Payment, but Denounce”.
The Ninth Brigade through its Military Gaula (Anti-Extortion and Anti-Kidnapping Group), has strengthened preventive operations against extortion in the municipality of Algeciras, Huila, a municipality with a strategic geographical position and an economy based mainly on agriculture, hence it is seen as a “financial lung” for illegal structures and common crime that try to get profits through this crime.
Street by street, arriving at commercial establishments, addressing passers-by and productive guilds, in the gallery of the municipality and in each meeting where they have the possibility to attend, the men of the Huila Military Gaula (Anti-Extortion and Anti-Kidnapping Group), remind the citizens the extortion modalities, how to act to face an extortion and what are the tools they can use to contribute to the judicial process to take the responsible ones into jail.
The objective is to raise awareness about the implications of the payment of extortion; According to Major Edwin Moreno, Commander of Military Gaula (Anti-Extortion and Anti-Kidnapping Group) Huila, “when a citizen falls victim of intimidation and later he accesses to make extortion payments, he not only sees his assets damaged, but again and again he will continue to be extorted, a practice that also encourages criminals to intimidate more inhabitants and carry out kidnappings to demand money. ”
To face this crime, it is important to make immediate contact with the Military Gaula (Anti-Extortion and Anti-Kidnapping Group) Huila through toll free number 147, a unit where it is important to provide as much information as possible.
With the denunciation, the unit expert in acting against the crime of extortion, will have the necessary tools to begin the process that will finally lead to the capture of the delinquents and put them in judicial process for extortion in Huila.
Source: Ninth Brigade - National Army