Antimafia Court orders the arrest of former President Mauricio Funes in case of truce between gangs | News from El Salvador

The attorney general, Raúl Melara, reported that Interpol will be notified to issue the international arrest warrant.

The Anti-Mafia Investigation Court “A” ordered the arrest of former President Mauricio Funes, who is a fugitive in Nicaragua, for the truce between the gangs.

The attorney general, Raúl Melara, reported on his Twitter account that Funes added “a new arrest warrant against him for the crimes of illegal groups and breach of duties, in the context of the so-called truce with gangs. A new order will be issued to the PNC and Interpol ”.

But the Attorney General’s Office points out that the new arrest warrant was issued by the aforementioned court in a special hearing and in which “the judge, based on the prosecutorial investigation presented, ordered the provisional arrest against the absent accused Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena ”.

The arrest warrant for Funes is related to the judicial process that is presented to the former Minister of Defense, David Munguía Payés, for the crimes of illegal groups, arbitrary acts and breach of duties, which were allegedly committed. within the framework of the so-called “Truce with a gang.

Munguía Payés was arrested on July 23, but days later he was released on parole because the court considered that he requires medical attention.

Prosecutor Melara said on that occasion that both Funes and Munguía Payés were the ones who “led and carried out this issue of a pact between gangs” and that in the case of the ex-president due to his status as a fugitive, the charge will be accumulated.

This is the sixth judicial arrest warrant that Funes has been added to. The others are for the case of corruption, public looting, alleged bribes of former prosecutor Luis Martínez, the revelation of the ROS for the donation from Taiwan, the El Chaparral case, and tax evasion.


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