Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
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Prosecutor: ‘Jesus Santrich’ is the only member of the Farc involved in drug trafficking

The Attorney General of the Nation, Néstor Humberto Martínez, was clear in saying that so far there is no evidence that any other member of the Farc party is involved in drug trafficking, as happened with the captured ‘Jesus Santrich’.

“That is why we have said that this is what we have and that is what we present to the country, also to avoid those speculations that, with harmful purposes, they want to do. To the extent that the Peace Agreement is complied with, everyone can have the peace of mind that the Attorney General’s Office will be guarantor of their rights in the process, “Martínez told Caracol News.

In addition, he pointed out that the fact that there has been a peace agreement between the Government and the then guerrilla group does not imply that there should be “impunity” or benefits to drug trafficking, or any other kind of contemplation with crimes that are committed.

“We are showing Colombian society and the international community that the agreement is not one of impunity or laxity against drug trafficking, it is clear that with this week’s operations, that drug trafficking is illegal and that those who repeat it are subject to judicial proceedings. on the part of justice, “said the Prosecutor.

Finally, Martinez reiterated what was said by the JEP at another time: how the events investigated by Santrich happened after December 1, 2016, the date on which the end of the armed conflict with the ELN was agreed. place for the extradition of the former guerrilla leader.

“The participation of the JEP is a constitutional guarantee for the benefit of the reinserted (…) When it refers to an extradition request, to conduct that gives rise to it, the JEP must determine the date of the same. If they are facts prior to December 1, 2016 there will be no extradition, “he said.

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