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The Deputy Foreign Minister of Uruguay, Carolina Ache, denied this Wednesday “any participation” in the process of issuing and delivering in the United Arab Emirates a passport to the Uruguayan drug trafficker Sebastián Marset, investigated in Paraguay.

Source: EFE

Through a thread on Twitter, the number two of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “flatly” denied the “journalistic versions” that pointed to her as the first authority in the country whose name was linked to the issuance of the passport that allowed Marset to leave Dubai, where He was arrested for carrying false Paraguayan documentation.

Ache stated that, in November 2021, he received in his office, as he usually does “with so many people”, Marset’s lawyer, Alejandro Balbi, whom he described as a person of his “knowledge”, although he clarified that he did not ask him to intervene in the procedure.

“He limited himself to consulting me on the date of shipment of the diplomatic bag, the means by which passports managed through the Consulates of the Republic abroad are usually sent. At no time did he ask me to intervene to speed up any process, ”he explained.

To this he added that he did not maintain “any communication with the Embassy of Uruguay in the United Arab Emirates, nor with its Consular Section” and that he did not provide “any instructions to the Foreign Ministry services in relation to this case.”

“I reject any rumors about my involvement in this matter,” he concluded.

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Francisco Bustillo, and of the Interior, Luis Alberto Heber, will appear next Monday in Parliament to report on the delivery of official documentation to the Uruguayan drug trafficker, today required with a red alert by Interpol since his release in the United Arab Emirates Joined.

Marset, 31, whose name recently appeared as the alleged intellectual author of the murder in Colombia of the Paraguayan anti-mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, received a passport from the Uruguayan authorities in Dubai despite having open cases against him.

As reported days ago by the Uruguayan newspaper El Observador, Marset received his nationality’s passport at the same time that the Ministry of the Interior collaborated with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in an international investigation led by the Anti-Drug Secretariat of Paraguay.

With that passport, the drug trafficker left the prison where he was imprisoned for carrying false documentation from Paraguay – where, among other activities, he played soccer – and is still a fugitive from Justice.

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