La Paz.- The Bolivian police captured a former police chief on the border with Argentina. He is allegedly accused of laundering illicit profits, which is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
It is about Colonel Maximiliano “D,” the former national director of the Special Force to Fight Drug Trafficking (FELCC) in the government of former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who was arrested on Saturday night in the border region of Villazón in the department of Potosílocal media reported this Sunday.
The former police chief is presumed to have tried to enter Argentina but was captured and transferred amid a strong police guard to the city of La Paz, the seat of Government, and is in the cells of the Special Forces to Fight Crime (FELCC) and must provide his informative statement.
The Bolivian prosecutor opened an investigation against Maximilian “D” and former Major Omar “R,” who is imprisoned in Colombia based on a report from the DEA, and they are being investigated in Bolivia for the alleged crime of “legitimation of illicit profits.”
According to local media, the anti-corruption prosecutor Lupe Zabala issued the arrest warrant against Dávila on January 21.
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According to the investigation, they and other former police chiefs made transfers of large amounts of economic origin “apparently illicit” linked to drug trafficking and arms trafficking.
Since November 2021, Dávila has been in the active reserve of the Police, and his last position was last year as departmental commander of Cochabamba in the Government of Luis Arce.
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This Sunday, the FELCC also carried out a series of raids on the house of Maximiliano “D” in the central city of Cochabamba and other buildings as part of the investigation.