ASUNCION (AFP).- The body of Marcelo Pecci, the Paraguayan anti-drug prosecutor assassinated by assassins in Colombia on Tuesday, he arrived before dawn this Saturday in Asunción. He was transferred on a commercial flight from Cartagena de Indias.
The coffin was received by national authorities at the presidential breakwater of the “Silvio Pettirossi” international airport in the Paraguayan capital at 5:10 in the local morning and then taken to the wake room belonging to a local funeral company.
Pecci He was a specialized prosecutor against organized crime, drug trafficking, money laundering and financing of terrorism. his wife, claudia aguileraa television journalist and witness to the crime on a beach on the Barú peninsula, in the Colombian Caribbean and near Cartagena, had returned to the Paraguayan capital on Thursday. Days before, the couple had communicated on social networks that they were expecting their first baby.
The couple enjoyed their honeymoonthey were married on April 30) when the attack occurred, which left the man bloodied on the beach, facing the sea and in front of a large number of tourists who enjoyed the heat of the place.
“He was gathering his belongings with his wife when he was ambushed” by the assassins, indicated the authorities of the investigation.
Symbolically, the remains of the prosecutor – who received a bullet in the face and two in the trunk that caused his immediate death – will be buried on Sunday and veiled in the Prosecutor’s Office, in the traditional Colegio San José where he carried out his studies and at the headquarters of the Guaraní soccer club -of the Paraguayan First Division- in which he served as a leader.
On Friday, his colleagues from the Public Ministry, former colleagues and friends organized a repudiation march through central streets to demand justice and punishment the intellectual and material authors of the notorious crime.
Pecci, haunted by the media about his causes related to drug trafficking and money laundering, worked in the collection of evidence against defendants of Colombian, Lebanese and Brazilian nationalityamong others.
The authorities offer reward equivalent to about $488,000 for information leading to the capture of the killers.