Mexican Drug Dealers Entered Nicaragua Multiple Times

By Dialogo
December 18, 2012


Eighteen Mexican nationals prosecuted in Nicaragua due to drug-linked activities, entered the country through four border check points on over 40 occasions between 2008 and 2012, according to immigration records released on December 15.

The leader of the group, Raquel Alatorre and other members considered “senior” members, entered the nation over 40 times through the four immigration check points and used five passports, according to the accusation submitted by the Prosecutor’s office to AFP.

A report titled Immigration Movement and Vehicle Certificate Analysis and Research, elaborated by the Nicaraguan Police’s Economic Research Directorate is part of the new evidence provided by the prosecution at the trial.

Judge Edgard Altamirano from the Ninth Circuit Criminal Court postponed the hearings on December 13 at the request of defense lawyers, in order to analyze evidence. The proceedings resumed on December 18.

“These people used three to four passports during their entries and departures (…), with different numbers, and they used different vehicle license plate numbers,” said the report.

Investigations determined that the passports are original.

Since 2010, the circulation of alleged members of the drug trafficking network “increased the number of trips, people, and vehicles.” The accused parties used identity documents stating they were employees of Mexican television network Televisa, and presented letters of accreditation from the company.

They came from Mexico and circulated through Central American countries. Panama was their final destination at first, and then Costa Rica, the document said.

The information extracted from GPS devices installed in six of the vehicles they used, established their presence in Hidalgo (Mexico) and the town of Aserri, Costa Rica, as the final destination.

The detainees were in possession of $9.2 million at the check point in Las Manos, Nicaragua on August 20, and are accused of money laundering, links with organized crime, and international drug trafficking.



I am Nicaraguan and during the 80s the FSLN made a deal with Pablo Escobar, the famous commander Noriega and the FARC guerrilla.
What's happening now is that the busts being done are only to get them out of their way and Daniel Ortega is doing that because of one of his sons, right?
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