From the Ministry for Interior Relations, Justice and Peace, the Sector Vice President for Citizen Security and Peace, Chief Admiral Remigio Ceballos, declared about the capture of those involved in the assassination of Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci.
On December 20, 2022 at four thirty in the afternoon during deployment of the Happy and Safe Christmas 2022 plan throughout the Venezuelan territory, two Venezuelan subjects were arrested by the Chacao police in the Metropolitan axis of Caracas, one of them Gabriel Carlos has a police record for the crime of kidnapping, this person is also being required by the Uri local prosecutor’s office 51 of Cartagena Bolívar Republic of Colombia through an arrest warrant for the murder of the Paraguayan prosecutor. Likewise, the citizen Carlos Javier Gómez. This young detainee Gabriel Carlos was the driver of the water transport for the commission of this crime
In another part of his speech, the minister showed a video in which the statements of the criminal involved in the murder of Pecci were heard, where they clearly indicated that they had the order to assassinate the prosecutor.
Ceballos also expressed that the detainees will not be extradited in accordance with Venezuelan laws, although he ratified the collaboration with the Colombian Government.
On the other hand, he pointed out that both citizens are detained and complying with all the processes of the Venezuelan justice.
The Chief Admiral comments that the participation of Venezuelan citizens in criminal activities in Colombia is not accidental. In Venezuela, strong attacks have been directed to try to destabilize the Venezuelan State, the Bolivarian government and attack the Venezuelan people and it is precisely during the government of the former president Iván Duque that the recruitment of Venezuelan criminals to commit crimes was used as a destabilizing strategy, both in Venezuelan territory and in Colombian territory, the minister commented.
This is a crime that has a paramilitary structure, paramilitary overtones, characteristic of that Colombian violence; Due to the total breakdown of communication relations, instead of that former president dedicating himself to the development of his country, what he did was try to destabilize the Venezuelan legal order, violate everything that has to do with international law and of course there was no type of cooperation, totally different from what is happening at the moment, continued Remigio Ichazo.
After the conversations and relations of both sister nations have begun , the coordination of work is excellent and these criminals will not be able to find refuge anywhere.
Last May, the specialized prosecutor against organized crime and drug trafficking Marcelo Pecci, who was on the island of Barú, in the city of Cartagena, Colombia, was assassinated while he was in that country on his honeymoon, Interpol confirmed.
In June, the Colombian justice system sentenced four of Pecci’s confessed murderers to 23 years and six months in prison, after accepting the charges brought by the Prosecutor’s Office.