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This is why he supported the extradition of Piedad Cordoba’s brother

Supreme Court approves extradition of Pied Cordoba's brother for drug trafficking.  picture taken from twitter
Supreme Court approves extradition of Pied Cordoba’s brother for drug trafficking. picture taken from twitter

This Wednesday, August 17, the Supreme Court of Justice supported the extradition of Alvaro Freddy Cordoba Ruiz, the brother of the senator of the historic treaty pious cordoba, The appeal specified that the accused must answer for the offense of drug trafficking and not for other charges that were required in the United States.

On 3 February, agents from the National Police’s Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Interpol (Dijin) captured Córdoba Ruiz in the El Poblado neighborhood in Medellin, Antioquia. He was arrested in Operation Coral, along with Libyans Amanda Palacio and Alberto Jaramillo, accused of providing logistical support to the subgenre of surnames. kind duarte and surname Ivan Bitte Of the dissidents of the extinct FARC.

On 23 March, on behalf of the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States Embassy in Colombia formally requested the extradition of lvaro Córdoba. from that moment Supreme court Was studying the case and continues its concept to date.

in context: Supreme Court approves extradition of Pied Cordoba’s brother for drug trafficking

In the judgment issued by the Magistrate’s office Mary Avila Roldan The charges for which the defendant was requested in the United States were clarified: “illicit drug trafficking, firearms and conspiracy to commit crimes”; However, he will be extradited only for the first offence.

The High Court said, “The place of commission of the offenses referred to as one of the foreign charges (agreement for import of narcotics) does not translate into grounds of inadmissibility either.” Treats for which Cordoba Ruiz was requested in the United States “Their intention was to agree to distribute the narcotics to the claimant country.”

This decision was not repeated for other offences. “Counts two and three contained in indictment No. 22 CRIM 121 issued on February 24, 2022” Happened in Colombian territory”Explained to the High Court in the judgment against the charges of offenses of smuggling and carrying arms.

Unlike the allegation of drug trafficking, there is no direct link linking the crimes with the North American country. “Consequently, a constitutional circumstance is invoked that prohibits extradition in respect of these specific criminal conduct and, for this reason, The opinion of the Court on these charges must be adverse”. He added.

The Supreme Court clarified that, although they would not be extradited to the United States for these crimes, they would have criminal consequences in Colombia: “This does not mean that these illegal conducts are not punished, as it is in the Colombian state.” is subject to relevant judicial action,” reads the document, citing Article 14 of the current Penal Code.

“The Attorney General’s office, if he has not done so, The investigation into the said offenses indicated in the above foreign charges should be initiated.” Court pointed out.

Following this decision, formal notification to the defendant’s defense attorneys follows. Thereafter, the decision would reach the office of President Gustavo Petro, who would authorize – through the Ministry of Justice – that Córdoba remain in prison.In La Picotta Prison in Bogota, To be extradited to America.

This is the full judgment of the Supreme Court of Justice in which it explains the reasons behind its support for extradition:

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