Marcelo Pecci, who specializes in the fight against drug trafficking, was murdered on Tuesday, May 10, by murderers who landed on a jet ski on the paradise beach of a Colombian island in the Caribbean, where he spent his honeymoon.
Five Colombian investigators were sent to the island of Baru. where the killing was committed to conduct the investigations with the support of Paraguay and the United States, Colombian Police Chief Jorge Luis Vargas told the press in the early afternoon. He did not specify the date or the exact circumstances of the assassination attempt committed while the prosecutor spent his honeymoon on this tourist.
Marcelo Pecci, 45, married a Colombian journalist, Claudia Aguilera, in the city of Cartagena on April 30, and posted photos of her wedding on her Twitter account.
Black Bermuda shorts and beige Panama
” yes he is dead Confirmed his wife, also pregnant, in a brief interview with a Colombian radio station. The killing took place on the private beach of a local luxury hotel, the Decameron Hotel, among tourists and in front of the transparent blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. ” Two men arrived (from the sea) on a boat they approached and opened fire before fleeing “, she explained.” A guard wanted to intervene, they shot him too “Accusations Pecci had.” received no threats “, She simply added.
The hotel complex where the couple lived issued a statement with further details stating that “ Assassins arrived by jet ski on the beach in front of the hotel (…) ”. In the last photo posted before the tragedy on the young woman’s Instagram account, the couple embraced themselves on a beach with a pair of baby boots in the foreground, suggesting that the newlyweds were expecting a baby.
According to Paraguay’s Ambassador to Colombia Sophia Lopez, “ the transfer “from the body of prosecutor Pecci to his country” will not happen right away », Due to the necessities of the investigation. The prosecutor was on his way ” private and he had no business meeting planned during his stay, the diplomat said in a speech to Colombian media.
Late Tuesday afternoon, Colombian police released a picture of one of the alleged killers, in black Bermuda shorts and his head covered in a beige panama hat.
On Twitter, Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez “condemned” the cowardly murder of prosecutor Marcelo Pecci in Colombia “WHO” mourn throughout the Paraguayan nation “.
The tax collector of Marcelo Pecci in Colombia joined the Paraguayan Nation.
We will continue in the most energetic terms this tragic hecho and redress our compromise of lucha against the organized crime.
Our sincere condolences to our acquaintances.
– Marito Abdo (@MaritoAbdo) May 10, 2022
“ We strongly condemn this tragic act and double our commitment to the fight against organized crime “, Assured the President.
“ The way they (the killers) acted, the way they executed, is typical of the mafia. I see no other explanation (…) said the president of the Paraguayan Association of Public Prosecutors, Augusto Salas.
In a speech on Colombian radio, Paraguay’s Justice Minister Sandra Quiñonez recalled that her murdered colleague had received ” great judgments ” in these ” eleven years of combating drug trafficking and cross-border crime “.” He just wanted to enjoy his honeymoon in privacy and therefore he had no security. ” around him. ” He was a good friend (…) he told me his wife was expecting a baby confirmed Mrs Quiñonez.
en ” police commission from Paraguay will travel to Colombia to participate in the Colombian investigation, said Colombian General Jorge Luis Vargas.
“Colombian President Ivan Duque also condemned the attack via his Twitter account and assured that he was in communication with his counterpart in Paraguay to ensure” all cooperation (required) to find those responsible “.
Marcelo Pecci was a prosecutor specializing in organized crime, drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorist financing. He was known for his involvement in the investigation that landed footballer Ronaldinho behind bars between March and August 2020 to enter Paraguay with fake documents. Paraguay and Colombia have strengthened their cooperation against international organized crime in recent years. Despite decades of struggle against cartels and drug smugglers, Colombia remains the largest producer and exporter of cocaine in the world.