Personnel from the Investigative Police (PDI) arrested the suspect for shooting at the PDI inspector early Wednesday morning Luis Morales Balcázar, in the midst of a massive operation by the institution carried out in January 2021 in Ercilla, La Araucanía region. The shot caused the death of Morales.
The detainee, known as “El Chino”, was apprehended at 5:00 am in the Chacaico community of Ercilla. The subject slept in a home in the area, slogan Radio Bio Bio.
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“A rifle and ammunition compatible with those used in the crime were recovered,” they indicated from the Prosecutor’s Office of the La Araucanía region.
? NOW Operational in the Chacaico community of #ercilla culminates in the arrest of the alleged perpetrator of the homicide of inspector Luis Morales Balcazar. In addition, a rifle and ammunition compatible with those used in the crime were recovered. Investigation of @FISCALIA_IX Y @PDI_Araucania pic.twitter.com/CUN2vRfFvS
– Araucanía Prosecutor’s Office (@FISCALIA_IX) May 25, 2022
Let us remember that the massive operation was carried out on January 7, 2021, an instance in which more than 800 PDI personnel participated. The staff moved to Temucuicui with the aim of seizing nearly 4,000 marijuana plants.
However, in the middle of the operation, personnel from the institution were ambushed, ending with the death of Inspector Morales. In addition, in the operation they only managed to investigate about a thousand plants.