Paraguay fired anti-drug prosecutor Marcelo Pecci

Paraguay fired anti-drug prosecutor Marcelo Pecci

The anti-drug prosecutor of Paraguay, Marcelo Pecci, was buried this Sunday, May 15. Pecci, 45, was murdered in Barú, near Cartagena (Colombia), this week, while he was enjoying his honeymoon after marrying journalist Claudia Aguilera on April 30.


Paraguay’s anti-drug prosecutor, Marcelo Peci, He was buried this Sunday, May 15. Pecci, 45, was murdered in Barú, near Cartagena (Colombia), this week, while he was enjoying his honeymoon after marrying journalist Claudia Aguilera on April 30.

«They killed him because he bothered him for his honesty (…) They kill a man for doing his job, honestly. At the age of 45, they cut short the life of an upright, decent man, “said his father, Francisco Pecci, at the gates of the La Recoleta cemetery.

According to a report from AFPPecci’s remains were taken to his favorite places, where he received honors: the soccer club, the school and the fire station.

Accompanied by hundreds of people, the coffin was taken this Sunday to the Guaraní soccer club, of the first division, of which he was a leader. “He is not leaving, he is not leaving, Marcelo is not leaving,” the fans who waved the yellow flags of Guaraní shouted as he passed.

The remains of Marcelo Pecci arrived on Saturday May 14 at La Asunción from Colombia.

Pecci, who was expecting a child, was characterized by his firm investigation of organized crime cases and was considered the right hand of Paraguay’s attorney general, Sandra Quinonez.

This Sunday, Colombian journalists Luis Ángel and María Luna denounced that they were victims of police abuse on the island of Barú during a special coverage of the murder of Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci. The coverage was for the Brazilian media outlet O’globe World.

According to the communicators, uniformed officers approached them when they were taking pictures of the police station, they asked for their documents and as one of them began to record the procedure, they decided to violently lead them inside the station.

The president of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benírez, said, on May 10, that “the cowardly murder of prosecutor Marcelo Pecci in Colombia mourns the entire Paraguayan Nation. We condemn this tragic event in the strongest terms and redouble our commitment to fight against organized crime. Our sincere condolences to his relatives ».

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