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They find the dismembered body of a missing young man from Tolima in Bogotá

Since last March 21, the relatives of a young man from Tolima have been searching for him. According to information from the authorities, the subject had disappeared while he was in Bogotá, Colombia.

Junior Enríquez Triana, 20 years old, was a native of Honda, Tolima. He had lived in recent years in the La Concordia neighborhood of that municipality. However, in recent weeks she had traveled to the capital.

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‘El Negro’, as he was nicknamed, lay in the La Playa neighborhood, in the town of Ciudad Bolívar, with signs of violence. From the first reports, he was dismembered and wrapped in plastic bags.

The family in Tolima received the fateful news. So in the last hours they transferred him to Honda for his burial.

At the moment, investigators are trying to establish who would be behind the gruesome murder.

Half of the homicides in Bogotá are hitmen for settling scores

As EL TIEMPO has reported, homicide is on the increase and micro-trafficking gangs seem to have returned to the capital with more force.

According to data reported by the Bogota Sectional Prosecutor’s Office, So far in 2023 alone, 214 cases of violent homicide have been registered, of which 102 correspond to hit men. The figure is six percent higher than that reported last year for the same date.

Body bagged in Ciudad Bolívar. (Photo: Private Archive)

In fact, the town of Ciudad Bolívar – where the young man from Tolima was found – occupies the first position in terms of violent deaths with 50 so far in 2023. It is followed by Bosa, with 25 reports; Kennedy, who had 22; It is followed by Engativá, with 21 records and, finally, Usme, which contributes 17, which means eight percent.

“There he applies the modality of ‘smurfing’, which allows dividing the drug into microdoses and distributing it throughout the city. With the blows that took place during 2020 and 2021, smaller gangs were born that tried to keep the rents of the large organizations, and others that tried to operate under the name of those that were no longer there to instill terror. That war triggered death there, especially due to the control of the Soacha border”, explained Andrés Nieto, former Undersecretary of Security of Bogotá, about the increase in cases in this sector of the city.

Source: Elcomercio

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