The commander of Colombia’s 2nd army division is in trouble after weekly Semana revealed alleged ties to guerrilla group EPL, and corruption and extortion claims.
Second Division commander General Mauricio Moreno additionally denied knowing about criminal activity allegedly carried out under his watch when he was leading the Titan Task Force in the western Choco province.
Moreno took over the command of the 2nd Division in July last year months after reported chaos in the division with jurisdiction in historically violent regions like Magdalena Medio, Catatumbo and southern Bolivar.
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To make matters worse, the general has admitted to helping controversial National Army commander Nicasio Martinez in an alleged witch hunt against whistleblowers who told press about possible human rights violations and corruption, according to the Inspector General’s Office.