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The US, Colombia and Paraguay investigate the murder of the prosecutor against organized crime Marcelo Pecci

the president of ParaguayMario Abdo Benítez, lamented this Tuesday the assassination of anti-drug prosecutor Marcelo Pecci in Colombia and announced an investigation with Colombia and the United States to clarify the fact.

Colombian President Iván Duque “promised to give us all his support to search for those responsible. Also the American government.declared bellywhen leaving the government palace to go to the Attorney General’s Office.

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Pecci, who was spending his honeymoon in Colombia, was a prosecutor for the Specialized Unit for the Fight against Organized Crime. From there, he led proceedings in several relevant cases, including the operation “extreme” which led to the seizure of dozens of properties subject to money laundering and the arrest of thirty people this year.

“We condemn this tragic event in the strongest terms and redouble our commitment to fight organized crime. The cowardly murder of prosecutor Marcelo Pecci in Colombia mourns the entire Paraguayan Nation”Abdo Benítez had written earlier on his Twitter account.

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The United States ambassador to Paraguay, Marc Ostfield, also expressed his condolences for the assassination of the prosecutor. “More than ever, we will strengthen our joint work to confront organized crime in Paraguay and the hemisphere,” the diplomat said in a tweet. “This unfortunate event mourns our nations,” he said.

The Paraguayan prosecutor, 45 years old, He was murdered this Tuesday by unknown persons on Barú Island, in Cartagena de Indias, in the presence of his wife, whom he had married on April 30, the television journalist Claudia Aguilera.

The former Paraguayan Minister of the Interior, Arnaldo Giuzzio, said that there are reasons to believe that “the crime could have been ordered from Paraguay.”

Source: Elcomercio

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