Monday, September 26, 2022

Colombia Captures Crime Suspects of Paraguayan Prosecutor

BOGOTÁ ( Associated Press) — Five people were captured in Colombia for their alleged participation in the murder of Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, President Iván Duque reported Friday.

Among those captured is who would have shot the prosecutor on a private beach in Barú, near Cartagena, when he was enjoying his honeymoon with his wife, journalist Claudia Aguilera, who was unharmed.

In the first public result of the case, Duque declared that they captured “all those allegedly involved”, although he did not reveal who the intellectual authors would be.

Pecci, who was investigating organized crime and drug trafficking networks in his country, was shot dead by people on a jet ski on May 10.

After almost a month of joint work between the Colombian and Paraguayan authorities, the suspects were captured on Friday in Medellín, in the northwest of the country, during two police search procedures.

“In the next few hours they will be made available to a guarantee control judge for their respective legalization and the request for an insurance measure,” said Colombian prosecutor Francisco Barbosa.

The hypotheses about his death revolve around a possible retaliation of the international terrorism networks that Pecci persecuted. In his country, he participated in the “A Ultranza PY” investigation against drug trafficking from Paraguay to Europe, as well as in investigations into the First Capital Command, created in Brazil and involved in international drug trafficking that has a presence in Paraguay.

“With this important step, this horrendous crime will be clarified and all those who participated in it will get what they deserve,” said Duque.

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