René Sanabria Arrested in Panama, Extradited To The United States on Drug Charges

René Sanabria Arrested in Panama, Extradited To The United States on Drug Charges

Sunday, February 27 2011 @ 05:04 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
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The Anti Drug Prosecutor pressed charges against the former Bolivian Anti Drug Chief, who is currently an advisor to their intelligence services, René Sanabria, who was arrested on Thursday in Panama and sent to the United States at the request of the DEA. Sanabria was sent from Panama to the United States under the guise of a simple conditional delivery. The former senior official was caught in the Tocumen International Airport, after being requested by the United States for alleged drug trafficking. The Bolivian traveled to Panama on a commercial flight from the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and was arrested at 8:00 am at the airport by staff of the Public Ministry, the National Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. On arrival, he was accompanied by Marcelo Juan Foronda Acero, his alleged accomplice.
The Director General of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Franco, confirmed they had received a request from U.S. to capture the general which was later forwarded to the Public Ministry in order to make the arrest. The Bolivian Minister of Government, Sacha Llorenti, told the local news media in his country that Sanabria traveled to Panama without notifying any authority. He added that after his arrest, anti drug forces in Bolivia arrested five other policemen. Llorenti said they would “exert every effort” to ensure that, no matter who they are, if they are linked to the “drug ring” in the police, they will be arrested, prosecuted and punished. Sanabria was the drug czar in Bolivia until 2008, and in 2009 served as President of the Superior Court of Police. (Panama America)

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