The Paraguayan anti-mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci was killed Tuesday by armed men who arrived aboard a jet ski at the place where he was honeymooning in the Colombian Caribbean. The crime is revealing the transformation of Paraguay to a cocaine producer and the links between the type of politics and drug trafficking.
RFI consulted with analyst Carlos Aníbal Peris, a political scientist who specializes in drug trafficking at the Catholic University of Asunción, about this crime, which is now under investigation to determine the motive and circumstances of the murder.
-The Pecci prosecutor’s investigation resulted in the mega operation “A Ultranza Py” last month, which led to the resignation of several politicians involved in a criminal structure of international cocaine trafficking. This case sheds light on what you call narcopolitics in Paraguay …
Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, along with his wife Claudia Aguilera