Rotela Clan: history marked by blood, fire and crime

The criminal clan led by Amando Javier Rotela and 6 of its members will sit in the dock for criminal offenses ranging from drug trafficking to criminal association and others.

In the last 20 years, part of the domain of organized crime in Asunción and in a large part of the Central Department was marked by a particular name and surname that, based on various illegal acts and recruitment methods, the Rotela surname practically became a unregistered trademark of crime.

Even with the ringleader Armando Javier and a large part of the hard core behind bars, this was not inconvenient for the continuity of criminal actions, both inside and outside walls, through the sale of drugs and even contract killings.

The influence of the Rotela Clan in prisons is such that it even rivals members of the First Capital Command of Brazil, which has members imprisoned in Paraguayan territory.

Such is the case that on September 9, 2022, the Fiscal Agent Abg. Ysaac Ferreira has filed an Accusation and required the opening of an oral and public trial in relation to the defendants Armando Javier Rotela Ayala, Vicente Ignacio Chase Lauseker, Carmen Carolina Ortiz Figueredo, Fredy Magdaleno Pérez Montiel, Carlos Damián Fernández González, for the commission of the acts punishable for Possession and Commercialization of Narcotic Substances provided for in Articles 27 and 44 of Law No. 1340/88 and its amending Law 1881/02; and for the punishable act of Criminal Association typified in Article 239 of the Penal Code, in accordance with Article 29 of the Penal Code.

In relation to Ronald Herminio Cantero Ibáñez for the commission of the punishable acts provided for in Arts. 27 and 44 of Law No. 1340/88 and its amendment to Law No. 1,881/02, in accordance with Art. 31 inc. 1 of the Penal Code and Art. 239 of the Penal Code in accordance with Art. 29 inc. 2º of the Penal Code.

In relation to Juan Javier Rodas Román for the commission of the punishable acts of Possession and Commercialization of Narcotic Substances and Criminal Association, provided for and punished in Arts. 27 and 44 of Law No. 1340/88 and its amending Law No. 1,881/02, and Art. 239 of the Criminal Code and for the commission of punishable acts provided for and punishable in Arts. 94 and 95 of Law No. 4036/10 “FIREARMS, THEIR PARTS AND COMPONENTS, AMMUNITION, EXPLOSIVES, ACCESSORIES AND SIMILAR” in accordance with Article 29 of the Penal Code.-

The present accusation against them has its genesis and beginning according to information obtained from confidential human sources which were processed by analysts and investigators of the case, and on the other hand regarding interceptions of communications in the “Chacal” case, the alleged members of the Rotella clan.

Those who were engaged in the acquisition, collection, distribution and commercialization of narcotic substances, crack and cocaine modality, operating from Asunción and the central department, in this context, the Rotela clan is led by Armando Rotela who currently supports preventive detention in which he was sentenced in the cause for a history of coercion, threat and commercialization in 2011

The indictment relates the way in which Rotela organized the drug distribution system from inside Tacumbu in various neighborhoods of the capital and the main districts of Central, with greater influence in what are known as poverty belts, as well as inside the main prison in the country.

The Public Ministry outlines the structure used by that organization in which each of the members performs a specific function. First, ARMANDO ROTELA AYALA was the leader and, according to the analysis of the communications, maintained a constant and fluid conversation, even when deprived of released for a cause similar to the one he is facing at this time, he was in charge of the organization both inside and outside the prison in which basically the introduction of narcotic substances was carried out through prison agents specifically as has been emphasized as the prosecution of Christian Marito Martínez who, before September 2021, according to simultaneous raids, was in charge of introducing these narcotic substances. Likewise, as I said, Messrs. Juan Javier Rodas alias Picholi and Vicente Ignacio Chase alias Peco were in charge of the coordination.

Penalty of Tacumbu

With reference to the second accused, Vicente Chase Lauseker was the person in charge of receiving the narcotic substances acquired by the leader of the organization, he was in charge of depositing them in the collection points destined for concealment and their subsequent distribution and commercialization, in that order they were He considers himself one of the main intermediaries with the drug suppliers who transported the narcotic substances in vehicles adapted for the concealment of the drugs whose modality used the double bottom, he was also in charge of a warehouse or collection center for substances in a house that he shared with his partner Carmen Carolina Ortiz Figueredo.

It has been determined that Rotela has control over a group of men who act as alleged hit men who not only act in exchange for economic benefits but also to demonstrate loyalty to the organization and organization of their leader.

Before the case goes to oral trial, the defendants filed two appeals from requests for dismissal, changes in qualification, nullity of the accusation, all of them rejected.

Regarding the body of evidence, the testimonials are contemplated, testimonies of 77 people, mostly police officers including commissioners, deputy commissioners, officers and non-commissioned officers, as well as documentaries.

Other evidence includes cash, cocaine, bulletproof vests, vehicle certificates, firearms, vehicles, motorcycles, cell phones, accessories

2023-05-27 21:31:06

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