Government Minister Carlos Eduardo del Castillo reported this Thursday that the United States chargé d’affaires in Bolivia, Charisse Phillips, had requested an “official report” on the investigations being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) into the relationship between the former directors of the special unit to Combating Drug Trafficking (Felcn), Maximiliano Dávila Pérez and Alexander Rojas Echeverría, with Omar Rojas Echeverría, nicknamed the “Bolivian Pablo Escobar”.
As soon as this information is available, the investigations in Bolivia will begin, according to the authorities. Both former police chiefs have been appointed to Evo Morales’ government.
“We have asked the United States chargé d’affaires to provide us with official information that the DEA would have conducted regarding this case. These submissions, these elements delimited by the United States, will help us launch the appropriate investigation in our country,” del Castillo said at a news conference.
Dávila was the confidant of the leader of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) and Rojas led the felcn in Cochabamba in 2013 and Santa Cruz in 2014. The government minister, in turn, said he did not know the whereabouts of the two former chiefs of the Bolivian police.
“Currently, neither the US judicial system nor the judicial system in Bolivia are looking for them. We’re waiting for officers to find out their involvement in these transnational crimes,” del Castillo argued.
On January 19, attorney Miguel Ángel Ramírez, an expert on extradition and federal criminal proceedings in the US, reported that Omar Rojas Echeverría, a former Bolivian police major believed to be “Bolivian Pablo Escóbar,” is awaiting extradition to the United States and was mentioned that you can involve others.
The Colombian lawyer explained that Rojas, a former police major, will appear in New York’s Southern District Court and said that Colombia has already offered to extradite him and transport the Bolivian on a direct flight to the United States.