The Prosecutor’s Office towards Transnational Crimes of the Public Ministry (MP) with the help of the National Civil Police (PNC) carried out eight searches, inspection, registration and seizure of proof in buildings in Izabal, as a part of the operation known as Onix.
The proceedings are in follow-up to the investigation right into a felony group devoted to unlawful drug trafficking, which operates in that division.
The searches are in follow-up to the investigation right into a felony group known as “Los Lemus.”
This construction makes use of its affect within the Judicial Branch, the PNC and different establishments to acquire impunity, in response to the MP.
As a part of the investigations, the Prosecutor’s Office intercepted within the operation known as Rio Escondido, on September 24 and 25, 2021, a number of members of the felony group within the Entre Ríos village, Puerto Barrios.
Those intercepted transported 515 packages of cocaine valued at greater than Q53 million in two autos and a ship.
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Results of the operation
The MP reported that through the operations the seize of 9 folks was coordinated, together with 4 PNC brokers for their very own cover-up and breach of duties.
Captured PNC Agents
- Cesar Augusto Lajuj Capriel
- Hugo Leonel García Sánchez
- Marvin Lionel Alveño Grijalva
- Edwin Leonel Zepeda Velasquez
- 20 Cell Phones
- Four firearms
- Two hoppers
- 50 ammunition
- A bag of marijuana
- A pill
- A automobile
Pretrial requests towards judges
The Public Ministry reported that it offered two requests for a preliminary ruling towards two judges from Izabal for the case known as Operation Onix.
The requests are towards Julio Vásquez Xol, Justice of the Peace of Izabal, for the doable crimes of prevarication and passive bribery, and Édgar Aníbal Arteaga López, Judge of First Criminal Instance of Puerto Barrios, for illicit affiliation, prevarication and passive bribery.
– MP from Guatemala (@MPguatemala) November 20, 2021