In an interview with Meganoticias alert the President of the National Association of Prosecutors, Maritza Gonzalez and the senator Jose Durana (UDI) expressed their views on the approval of the Sending the names of protected witnesses to the prosecution by Arica guarantee judge Héctor Barraza.
It should be recalled that this authorization made it possible to disclose the identities of 50 protected witnesses to the defense lawyers of the accused, who would be members of the clan. Galician armed wing of the Tren de Aragua, operating in the north of the country.
What would be said?
To begin your intervention, Maritza González pointed out that “as an association of prosecutors (…) we believe that this is a very regrettable and very questionable decision.”“.
The above because “A very important investigation has been called into question and is also in jeopardy, which was not easy as it is a complex investigation into organized crime. “Regional Prosecutor Mario Carrera did a great job together with the prosecutors in this investigation, who had to carry out work that posed a threat to their own lives and those of their families.”
“This decision primarily concerns the question of what it means to be able to fulfill our mission. which is to conduct an objective investigation so that this investigation can come to a successful conclusion,” he added.
Furthermore, he pointed out that large amounts of resources have been put into Arica because “The Aragua train comes from the north, from Central America and departs. We want to prevent this from continuing but the fact that 56 Witnesses had to be relocated seems to me serious and natural The judge’s verdict is completely questionable“.
Because of this, he concluded with the words: “Anyone who wants to cooperate (in an investigation) will question the fact of providing information because you will have a problem in your daily life and that cannot be.
For his part, Senator Durana emphasized: “The most important thing is witness protection, which are protected due to the fact that we are dealing with organized crime or crimes with greater social connotations.
“This could have led to a different situation because there are also advertised criminal defense positions that are not necessarily part of the criminal defense agency and from that perspective Today 56 protected witnesses were put at risk. Who is responsible for that?” said the parliamentarian.