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Police back up Evo Morales’s accusation on drug trafficking

Bolivia, Evo, policía, apoyo, acusaciones, narcotráfico

Police back up Evo Morales’s accusation on drug trafficking

La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Former Bolivian President Evo Morales tweeted on Tuesday that he received the support of rank-and-file police officers regarding his denunciation with audios that reveal alleged police protection for drug trafficking laboratories and factories.

“Grassroots police officers support the denunciation of the audios that reveal an alleged protection to drug trafficking,” the leader of the Movement Towards Socialism-Political Instrument for the Sovereignty of the Peoples (MAS-IPSP) wrote on his Twitter account.

Morales repeated the request for an impartial investigation to determine responsibilities in this case, and he was emphatic in expressing “we await investigations, not statements.”

He warned in another message that he would resort to legal, administrative and political instances so that his denunciation, which he described as serious, would be clarified and sanctions would be applied with the full weight of the law.

“It is not possible that some bad officers called to fight drug trafficking become their accomplices,” the former president stressed.

After Morales’s denunciation, the director of the Special Force against Drug Trafficking (Felcn), Jose Maria Velasco, went to the Chapare area and announced an operation to local media.

“Mr. Evo Morales made a complaint and we have gone (to the Chapare) as general director of the Felcn, we are going to ask for the coordinates and we are going to raid the alleged place where there is a factory,” he explained at the airport in that area.

One of the audios published by Morales includes a conversation in which one of the people asks another: “Are we going to leave the laboratory and the four (drug) factories behind? jg/abo/mem/jpm

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