Costa Rica: Drug Czar resigns after President’s use of plane with drug trafficking ties

Costa Rican “Drug Czar” Resigns after Airplane Incident

On May 17, 2013 La Nacion reported that the Director of the Costa Rican DIS and of the National Anti-drug Commission, Mauricio Boraschi, resigned after an incident concerning the president Chinchilla’s use of a private plane with drug trafficking ties. President Chinchilla’s personal assistant, Irene Pacheco, and the Minister of Communication, Francis Chacón, also resigned. The incident was cited as a failure in respect to national security and the protection of President Chinchilla. The plane in question was under the control of the petroleum company, THX Energy. The company has links to Colombian-Costa Rican businessman, Gabriel Morales Fallon, whose name appeared on the computer of a drug trafficker arrested in Brazil in August 2007. Celso Gamboa, the Deputy Minister of Security will replace Boraschi. Ex-minister Chacón said that Morales used a fake name and has been investigated for alleged ties to drug lord Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia (aka Chupeta). Read Article

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