As the hours go by, the authorities investigating the murder of the Paraguayan anti-corruption prosecutor Marcelo Pucci in Colombia have begun to uncover what could be an intricate criminal scheme with international reach.
The attack against Pecci occurred on Tuesday on the island of Barú, located about 40 minutes by boat from the city of Cartagena de Indias.
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The prosecutor and his wife, claudia aguileraThey spent their honeymoon there and a few hours before the crime they had announced that they were expecting a baby.
According to local Colombian media, two men who came to the beach by sea approached the prosecutor, who was resting with his wife, and fired two shots at him that caused his death.
Pecci, 45 years old, was a prosecutor specializing in the fight against Organized Crime, Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
This Wednesday, the director of the National Police of Colombia, General Jorge Vargas, revealed in a press conference the first spoken portraits of the alleged author of the shots and related the crime to the work that Pecci carried out as an investigator in countless corruption cases.
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During the meeting, both General Vargas and the nation’s deputy attorney general, Martha Mancera, and a group of Paraguayan investigators recounted what they have been able to establish so far during the investigations.
dead for his work
“The first big hypothesis we have is that, because of his role, that is, because of the big cases he was handling, this assassination took place,” said the director of the Colombian police.
Deputy Prosecutor Mancera also assured that the investigation is not only focused on finding the person who shot the prosecutor, but also on solving the question “who is behind that person who shot?“.
To get to the answers, the general said he had already contacted the international police agencies Interpol and Europol to cover the more than 190 member countries of both institutions.
Colombian authorities also released the first images of the alleged killer, although none of them provide a clear view of the suspect’s face.
The first is a spoken portrait of the man who would have fired the gun, and the second is a photo of the man wearing a hat and sunglasses.
General Vargas described the suspect as “a 1.74 m tall, dark-haired man with a Caribbean accent“.
The Colombian deputy prosecutor said that the investigation is on the “good track” and that they had collected more than 100 pieces of evidence that would help clarify the facts.