Colombia’s attorney general’s office has announced that Fredy Hoyos Muñoz, alias Moño Moño was captured on August 23, in the Siberia district of Caldono, Cauca for the murder of the social leader and governor of the La Laguna Indigenous Reservation, Sandra Liliana Peña Chocué.
The crime occurred last April 20 in the village of El Porvenir de Caldono, in the Cauca department. According to the evidence obtained by a prosecutor from the Special Investigation Unit (UEI), the victim was murdered due to activities promoting the eradication of illicit crops such as coca plants in the region.
Hoyos Muñoz was captured by UEI CTI officials, with support from units of the SIJIN Elite Corps of the Cauca Police Department and the José Hilario López Battalion of the National Army. The capture was carried out in the Santa Bárbara village of the Siberia district, in the El Porvenir de Caldono municipality.
In the arraignment, the prosecutor’s office charged Hoyos Muñoz with the crimes of aggravated homicide, attempted aggravated homicide, and manufacture, trafficking or carrying of personal defense firearms.
For this crime, the masterminds, identified as Pedro Nel Correa Murcia and Farid Arley Chamorro, were sentenced to 60 years in prison by the Special Indigenous Jurisdiction, after technical support and investigative actions directed by the UEI. The three defendants remain in the medium and high security prison San Isidro de Popayán, also in Cauca.