The Colombian Claudia Ximena Orozco, who went to the police authorities in Cali (Colombia) on Thursday to confess that she was the organizer of the trip that was made in a ‘narcobus’ that crashed on 14 August last on the Pifo-Papallacta road and which caused 23 deaths, was released because there is no arrest warrant against her in her country.
“The process is handled by the authorities of the neighboring country (Ecuador).” So far no judicial petitions have been heard about women, “El Tiempo said.
For this case, in Colombia, there are six people in detention and in Ecuador there are five people under arrest.
Through tears, Orozco apologized on Thursday when she turned herself in to the authorities. During her presentation she confirmed that she did know that the bus was carrying narcotics. They paid 2 million pesos (around 660 dollars) for being the “tourist guide”.
During statements made with her lawyer, he explained that he summoned the passengers of the ‘narcobús’ who crashed on the Ecuadorian road Pifo-Papallacta on 14 August and left 23 people dead and 22 injured.
After further investigations, police officers could detect that the trip had been offered free of charge to passengers. This made them suspect so they conducted a thorough investigation and found drug camouflaged in compartments located in the lower part of the vehicle.
Orozco, who showed up using crutches because he still has lags from the injuries sustained in the accident, said the trips were a form of money laundering for a politician, who he said had no information.
Three previous trips
The woman revealed that three trips to Ecuador and Bolivia had been successful since 2017, but she did not know that the vehicles were carrying drugs.
Ensures that hours before the incident, when they entered the Colombian department of Huila, a friend who died in the accident confessed that the bus was loaded with more than half a ton of marijuana.
Upon learning of the crime, Orozco suggested that his neighbors return if they did not feel comfortable with the waiting days in Neiva, but only one person decided to return to Cali.
The Orozco defender said that despite his intention to surrender to the Colombian authorities, he expects his capture will not be effective until Ecuador’s request for extradition is made.
A total of 584 packages of marijuana creepy type was what was found inside four coves arranged on the bus floor of the Colombian company Cootrans. (I)