They hold suspects in the murder of a Paraguayan anti-Mafia prosecutor in Colombia during their honeymoon


Marcelo Pecchi was shot dead on the beach in the presence of his pregnant wife

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In Colombia, police detain suspects in Medellin for the murder of Paraguayan’s anti-mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci.Luis Eduardo NoriegaEFE
  • Colombia Anti-Mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci was murdered during his honeymoon on a beach in Colombia

officers of Colombia Reported on this Friday the arrest of suspects in the murder of Paraguay’s anti-drug prosecutorMarcelo PexiHe was shot three weeks ago on a Colombian Caribbean beach during their honeymoon.

President of Colombia, Ivan Dukehas broken the news from the United States, where he is touring, while his Paraguay counterpart Mario Abdo Bentez took to Twitter to thank Colombian organizations for their support.

Pekki was murdered on the island on 10 May. barNear CartagenaEnjoying his honeymoon with his wife, Paraguayan journalist Claudia Aguilerawhom he married on 30 April in Asuncion and was expecting a child.

El Fiscal, 45 years old, Investigation of cases of drug trafficking and organized crime, She was murdered by a hit man who arrived on a jet ski on the beach Decameron Hotel The place where the couple was staying shook the society of Paraguay.

“In a joint action campaign in collaboration with the Colombian National Police, the Colombian Attorney General’s office and the Paraguayan authorities, we have caught everyone involved, including the perpetrator of the murder. Marcelo Pechi, Paraguayan prosecutor,” the duke said in a video statement. Told.

From Joint Base Andrewson the outskirts of WashingtonThe Colombian president has expressed his solidarity with the prosecutor’s family and the Paraguayan people, and congratulated the speed of action by the authorities to “show the world that no one is above the law”.

“It is an intelligence operation, with careful work that has allowed us to access this criminal structure, and these criminals will be placed at the disposal of the Guaranteed Control Judge,” he assured. “The evidence that is available is significant, strong,” he said before leaving for Reno, Nevada for a meeting of US mayors.

Five arrested in Medellin

Paraguay’s president, for his part, tweeted: “We appreciate the commitment of Colombian state agencies.” “The investigation into the tragic death of prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, in which police and prosecutors from both countries are cooperating and seeking justice, is proceeding with the arrest of suspects in his death,” he said. abdo bentz,

Attorney General of Colombia, Francisco Barbosa, has reported five captures related to the Pekki case on Twitter. “Through two search and search procedures carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office and the Technical Investigative Body of the National Police, Five people have been arrested in the city of Medellin For his alleged involvement in the murder of Mr. Marcelo Pecci,” he says in a video.

According to Colombian media reports, four of those arrested are of Colombian nationality and one from Venezuela.

From Asunsin, Interior Minister of Paraguay, Federico Gonzalezassures that investigators are “very close to taking the next step”, given the possibility of identifying the intellectual authors of the crime.

investigator of large criminal groups

Pecci, specializing in organized crime, drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorism financing, investigated criminal groups of Brazilian origin. first capital command ,PCC) You raid command ,CV), in addition to Lebanese money launderers from the triple border with Brazil and Argentina.

He was also in charge of cases of strong repercussions in the media, such as The kidnapping and murder of Cecilia Cubas in 2005Daughter of the former President of Paraguay, Ral Cubase (1998–1999), y Retired Brazilian football star Ronaldinho to be sued in 2020Detained in Asuncion on charges of counterfeiting Paraguayan passports.

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