At least three of seven soldiers investigated for alleged trafficking of arms and ammunition revealed yesterday in the Office of the Attorney General the names of officers who would have evaded their responsibilities in the supervision and control of military rakes.
He was informed by Edwin Romero, defense lawyer of Martin Arroyo. The defender said that their versions coincide with those of General Wilson Navas, of the Terrestrial Logistic Command.
Navassaid that “each logistics unit has its commanders and are in charge of each of the ammunition and weapons belonging to its unit.” He said that the ammunition calibres handled by the Army are 5.56 for HK rifles and 7.62 forFAL rifles and nine millimeters for Esmit Weson pistols, Pietro Bereta.
Navas also indicated that at the moment the Logistics Command carries out a verification of all the wineries in the country. The task is carried out by six officers and 20 troop members.
It also revealed that a verification by the Directorate of Information and Communication Technologies to the Siloge database would have concluded”that there was a modification of 21,656 to 16,518 for the article ammunition”.
Romero insists that in the future the prosecution would have to link the officers who had “control and control of the ammunition.” He defended his client he said he only gave the material to his colleagues for the guards.
The versions of the seven uniformed and six civilians involved in the alleged trafficking of arms from the Armed Forces to the narco terrorist group Oliver Sinisterra, led by alias Guacho, were received from 08:00.
The suspects arrived in groups of two and three and in the midst of strict security measures. They were escorted by commandos of the Special Operations Group (GOE)and prison agents to expand their version without oath on the case.
The Office of the Prosecutor had scheduled half an hour of testimony for each proceeding.He started with Sobeida Quiñónez, whom the Prosecutor’s Office points out as the head of the organization and who was in charge of making the contacts and providing the financing for the purchase of the material that would later betaken to Guacho.
His lawyer Jimmy Solís has insisted on the innocence of his client whom he describes as a poor farmer who lives in San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, along with his six minor children.
In order to formulate charges, the Office of the Prosecutor took police reports into account with the details of interception and triangulation of calls.
Harry Guevara defends Corporal Wálter Angulo de Esmeraldas linked by alleged calls.
Angulo is a military man who contracted an illness after serving in the earthquake,says the lawyer.
According to the lawyer, his client has not been able to receive medication at the Latacunga prison. (I)