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Police prevent $1.6 billion of cocaine trafficked abroad in first months of 2008

Interior Minister Luis Alva Castro announced yesterday that Peruvian police have seized 5.5 tons and prevented another 14.5 tons of cocaine from being trafficked abroad with a street value at some $1.6 billion since the beginning of 2008. Alva Castro said the 5.5 tons of cocaine were seized from various […]

El Comercio: Judicial commmission rules against probe of attorney general

The National Magistrates Council, CNM, has decided to not open investigations against Attorney General Adelaida Bolívar over her handling of two drug trafficking investigations. The CNM’s disciplinary commission, led by Francisco Delgado, summoned Bolívar and three other prosecutors in early February to answer questions about alleged irregularities. According to daily […]

by · February 22, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Corruption, Law & Justice, Politics

Cousin of key drug trafficking witness in Zevallos trial brutally murdered

The cousin of a key witness against Peru’s jailed cocaine kingpin Fernando Zevallos has been identified as one of two men found butchered in a dump close to Lima’s northern fringes. Óscar Benites, a jailed former drug trafficker for Zevallos turned U.S. DEA informant, told police his cousin’s murder was […]

Judge rejects prosecutor’s appeal to avoid return to alledgedly dangerous post

A state prosecutor fighting reassignment to a jungle post for fear of reprisals from one of Peru’s most notorious drug barons has suffered another legal setback. Judge Teresa Jara García rejected a habeas corpus appeal by prosecutor Luz Loayza against Attorney General Adelaida Bolívar and members of Supreme Court of […]