Alleged narco-trafficker Edinson Rodolfo Rojas arrested in Panama
By Dialogo February 12, 2013
PANAMA CITY, Panama – Edinson Rodolfo Rojas, an alleged Colombian narco-trafficker suspected of heading Colombia’s Oficina de Envigado gang, has been arrested in Panama, officials said.
Rodolfo Rojas, who goes by the nickname “Pichi,” was taken into custody during a joint operation by Panamanian and Colombian counter-narcotics agents in Brisas del Golf, a subdivision in San Miguelito, about 13 kilometers east of Panama City on Feb. 9.
Rodolfo Rojas is facing murder, narcotics and criminal conspiracy charges in Colombia, where he is accused of murdering two police officers in Medellín and planning the killing of 10 members of his gang at a ranch in the city of Envigado on Dec. 31.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos thanked Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and security forces in the Central American nation for their help in bringing Rodolfo Rojas to justice.
[EFE (Panama), 11/02/2013; El Tiempo (Colombia), 11/02/2013; Panamá América (Panama), 10/02/2013]