Paraguay’s anti-drug prosecutor assassinated on Colombia’s honeymoon

The dramatic scene took place on the private beach of the palace, amidst the tourists and in front of the transparent blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Le procureur du Paraguay spécialisé dans la lute contre le trafic de drogue, Marcelo Pecci, a été assassiné, mardi 10 mai, en Colombie, par des tueurs débarqués en jet-ski sur une plage de l’île colombienne de Baru il pass où honeymoon.

Colombian Police Chief General Jorge Luis Vargas announced to the press at the beginning of this afternoon that five Colombian investigators have been sent to the scene to conduct investigations with the support of Paraguay and the United States. Exact circumstances of the assassination.

Mr. Beachy, 45, married Colombian journalist, Claudia Aguilera, on April 30 in Cartagena, and posted photos of their wedding on his Twitter account. His wife confirmed his death in a short interview with Colombian radio.

Two men came [depuis la mer] On a boat, they approached and opened fire before fleeing”I explained. “One of the guards wanted to intervene so they shot him too.”. Prosecutor Pecci no ‘No threats have been received’Simply added.

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The hotel complex in which the couple was staying issued a statement providing more details, stating that The killers arrived on a jet ski on the beach in front of the facility (…) ».

In the last photo posted before the tragedy on the young woman’s Instagram account, the couple was embracing on the beach, with a pair of small socks in front, indicating that the newlyweds were expecting a child.

“Model Mafia”

According to Paraguay’s ambassador to Colombia, Sofia Lopez, ” the transfer “ From the corpse of Prosecutor Bechi to his country “It won’t happen right away.”for investigation necessities. The prosecutor was on a trip ” Spread “ The diplomat, speaking in Colombian media, said he did not have a business meeting planned during his stay.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Colombian police released a photo of one of the alleged killers, wearing black Bermuda shorts with his head covered in a beige Panama hat. Mr. Vargas explained that the US Drug Enforcement Agency, Colombian and Paraguayan authorities are working together to“Get as much information as possible” on this crime. Police announced a reward of 488,000 dollars (465,000 euros) for information leading to the arrest of the killers.

On Twitter, Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez condemned “The Cowardly Assassination of Prosecutor Marcello Pecci in Colombia” World Health Organization “The grief of the entire Paraguayan nation”. “We condemn this tragic act in the strongest terms and redouble our commitment to combating organized crime”The president reassured.

” method [les assassins] They act, and the way they performed, is characteristic of the mafia. I don’t see any other explanation (…) »said the president of the Paraguayan Association of Prosecutors, Augusto Salas.

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Speaking to Colombian Radio, Paraguay’s attorney general, Sandra Quiñones, indicated that her murdered colleague had obtained “big convictions” During that “Eleven years of combating drug trafficking and transnational crime”. “He just wanted to enjoy his honeymoon in privacy, that’s why he had no security” around it. “He was a great friend (…) He told me that his wife was waiting for the birth of a child.confirmed Quinones.

Cooperation between Paraguay and Colombia

a Police Council From Paraguay he will go to Colombia to participate in the Colombian investigation, said Colombian General Jorge Luis Vargas.

Colombian President Ivan Duque also condemned the assassination via his Twitter account and confirmed that he is in contact with his Paraguayan counterpart to ensure “All cooperation [nécessaire] To find the responsible.

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Mr. Beachy was an attorney general specializing in organized crime, drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorist financing. He was known for his involvement in the investigation that led to the placement of the footballer Ronaldinho behind bars between March and August 2020 for entering Paraguay with false documents.

Paraguay and Colombia have strengthened their cooperation against international organized crime in recent years. Despite decades of fighting cartels and drug dealers, Colombia remains the world’s leading producer and exporter of cocaine.

The world with AFP

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