The Central Court of Instruction No. 3 of Madrid has filed the extradition of the Venezuelan citizen Pedro Emilio Silva Conde, who has a pending trial for alleged money laundering in Ecuador.
Interpol agents arrested him at the Barajas airport (Madrid) on December 28th. A report of the Interpol, which is within the court record in Ecuador, said that the arrest was made for purposes of extradition to that country.
Silva Conde is linked to the case known as Escastell, a company from Quito -that according to investigations of the prosecution- exported overpriced machinery and vegetables to Venezuela. Sales were made through the Unified System for Regional Compensation (Sucre), in which the countries of the ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance) participated. (I)