Peru: Man forced to traffick drugs after girlfriend is kidnapped by Colombians

Posted on June 25, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Extortion, Peru, Police/Military Activity

Borja Alvaro Fernandez, a Spanish citizen, was arrested in the international airport in Lima, Peru, after officials found him with 3 kilos of drugs. The suspect claimed he was being extorted by two Colombian drug traffickers, who forced him to work as a mule in exchange for freeing his girlfriend, who had been kidnapped. They had been staying in a hostel in Lima, from which she was kidnapped. The police, acting upon this information, were able to free the woman. According to La Republic, this method is common in Colombia, but this was the first reported case in Peru. Read Article

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