German CaceresFormer lieutenant of the Ecuadorian National Police and prime suspect in the woman’s murder Quito Police SchoolArrested in Colombia on December 30, 2022. He has been absconding since September 13 last year, two days after his wife went missing. Maria Belen Bernalwho broke into the police station to see Casares on September 11 and his body was found on a hill 10 minutes away.
The murder of María Belen Bernal shocked Ecuador. And this Cáceres was captured in Colombia Revived the surveillance of the case, in which Elizabeth Odavalo, Bernal’s mother is calling for justice to be done and now, for Cáceres to be alive to reveal what happened in the early hours of September 11. According to witnesses, the couple had a fight and cries for help were heard in Cáceres’ room: they were calls for help from Bernal, the 13-year-old boy’s mother.
On Friday morning, January 6, the Ecuadorian police revealed this Timeline of the escape from Cáceres and how inter-organizational work was carried out. According to the information you have accessed infobae, At least 27 police and immigration agencies from Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and the United States participated in the investigation. This led to the arrest of the former officer.
Police information confirms that the operational deployment to detain Cáceres for 18 days is a displacement of 2,234 kilometers, equivalent to 150 hours of driving through 15 cities. Also, a number set up by police to get information related to the case received 10 calls from Ecuador and two each from Spain and Mexico. Also, 28 interviews were conducted in which the police obtained information which was later verified.
These are the events that took place from the time Cáceres fled Ecuador on a motorcycle to his arrest in Colombia, his return to the country, and his deportation. RockEcuador maximum security prison.
22:40 German Cáceres leaves the Quito prosecutor’s office.
01:40 Cross the San Roque tollbooth in Impabura province, 97 kilometers north of Quito.
02:22 Cross the Ambuqui toll road, 159 kilometers from Quito.
02:55 It crosses the San Gabriel Toll, 202 kilometers from Quito in Colombia and 46 kilometers from Ipiales.
03:20 Enter Tulcán, a border town in the north of Ecuador where the Rumichaca Bridge connecting Ecuador to Colombia is located.
03:32 Reach Rumichaka Bridge.
04:40 Cross the El Placer toll booth in Nariño Department, Colombia.
10:21 In Perera, try to buy the mandatory Road Accident Insurance (SOAT) that every owner of a vehicle, including motorcycles, should have. But his motorcycle was not found as it had no license plate.
11:42 Cáceres arrives in a taxi at Rapi Tienda SOAT at Cal 21 and Carrera 14. According to the police. Cáceres tried to pay with dollars, but that currency was not accepted. Then he did a card exchange, but it didn’t work. Finally he paid 700,000 Colombian pesos in cash. He had a cell phone.
17:12 German Cáceres caught by surveillance cameras entering the west tunnel on the Medellin-Santa Fe de Antioquia highway. He had no suitcase and was alone.
20:13 Turbo – Cross the road to Antioquia.
11:00 p.m. He halts his journey and sleeps in the city of Chicoroto, a municipality in Colombia, in the department of Uraba, in the department of Antioquia.
September 16, 2022
According to the Ecuadorian police, from this date Cáceres will spend a week in the city of Barbosa, 1,385 kilometers from Quito, in the extreme south of the department of Santander in Colombia.
September 23, 2022
12:55 Cáceres leaves Barbosa for Apartado in northern Colombia.
18:15 A phone call taken by Cáceres from Necogli Municipality is recorded.
September 29, 2022
Ecuadorian officials met with Colombian police and some police units in that country.
October 2, 2022
The search in charge of this case involved fieldwork in various regions of Black Colombia.
October 21, 2022
06:45 Intelligence personnel in Panama and Colombia are relieved.
November 19, 2022
Geolocation was carried out in La Guajira – Palomino, according to phone records.
November 29, 2022
14:29 The National Intervention and Rescue Unit of the Ecuadorian Police has managed to recruit a human resource and obtain essential information for the development of the investigation. It takes place in Barbosa, Colombia.
November 30, 2022
14:53 Ecuadorian police search block reaches Medellin city.
December 1, 2022
14:29 Ecuadorian police received relevant information: phone numbers and locations.
18:30 Ecuadorian police officers contact the human source in Medellin with personnel from the Colombian Technical Intelligence Unit, Interpol’s Fugitive Investigation Unit (FIU) and the United States Marshals Service.
December 6, 2022
A working meeting is held with the United States Marshals Service (US Marshals).
December 7, 2022
Ecuadorian police send requests to Interpol’s Fugitive Investigation Unit (FIU) and the Colombian Technical Investigation Corps (CTI).
December 8, 2022
Coordination with authorized police authorities in the region continues.
December 16, 2022
A meeting was held with the FIU and CTI with the prosecutor’s office of Ecuador and Colombia.
December 29, 2022
International organizations verified the information requested by the search block.
December 30, 2022
11:00 AM Search teams proceed to Santa Marta, Colombia.
19:00 German Cáceres is arrested in coordination with the CTI and the Colombian Army.
December 31, 2022
A meeting was held with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombia, the Prosecutor’s Office and the Police Attaché’s Office in Colombia.
18:51 Cáceres is transferred to the bunker of the Colombian prosecutor’s office.
January 2, 2023
Inter-agency coordination begins to transfer Cáceres to Ecuador.
January 3, 2023
A meeting is held between the Ecuadorian police, the CTI, and the Ecuadorian embassy to exchange the prisoner.
15:30 Cáceres is deported from Colombia to Ecuador. Colombian police return by plane.
17:00 In Ecuador, an arrest warrant has been issued against Cáceres for the alleged murder of the woman.
19:25 Depart Quito Airport to Guayaquil for admission to Maximum Security Prison.
9:00 pm Cáceres enters La Roca, where he is imprisoned.