24 de Feb de 2020

Nacional

Rayo Montaño is going to trial

The deputy judge, Maria Lourdes Ortiz set the date of the preliminary hearing for August 3 2009.

The deputy judge, Maria Lourdes Ortiz set the date of the preliminary hearing for August 3 2009.

Rayo Montaño, who was the head of a powerful net of drug traffickers, was captured in Brazil, on May 18 2006 by the DEA. Operation “Twin Oceans” took place simultaneously in more than five different Latin American countries, which netted dozens of members of the criminal organization, which had the capacity of moving 26,000 tons of cocaine a year.

In Panama 17 people who were involved with the company Nautipesca, which served as a front were captured and $5 million was seized as well as 30 luxury cars, three yachts and other properties.

Prosecutor Jose Abel Almengor charged 131 people with money laundering in 51 local banks.