Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Event: Heightened Security Awareness in Cartagena
Several attacks against the Colombian National Police (CNP) within Cartagena have occurred this summer and a violent drug trafficking organization is offering a bounty for killing CNP Officers as reported in Colombian media outlets. The bounties and targeting of five CNP officers within the last month demonstrate an escalation of criminal activity within the southern part of the City of Cartagena.
Actions to Take:
- Exercise vigilance.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
- U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
- U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
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