Arica Chile: major player, employee of customs involved in complex drug trafficking ring

Posted on August 31, 2012 • Filed under: Chile, Corruption, Crime, Drug Activity

In the last operational research, carried out simultaneously during Tuesday night in Arica and Region V, the strength of the PDI arrested in the northern city Labarca Alfonso Alvarez (55), Customs officer who was in charge to handle the scanner guarding the entry load in Arica, and Claudio Contreras Molina (39), a member of the Internal Revenue Service in the regional capital. In Quilpué Meanwhile, detectives arrested the dressmaker Bravo Ana Maria Cordero (62), involved in the distribution of narcotics in the Metropolitan Region.

The investigation was able to determine that the two officials, along with Ajraz, would be the ringleaders of the foiled conspiracy, of which 18 are already formalized since proceedings began over a year ago. The other leader of the gang is Jorge Cepeda Concha (38), which is being held for some time in Santiago 1 prison on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering. Read Article

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