A week ago, EL TIEMPO exclusively revealed that one of those investigated within the drug trafficking plot involving “Jesús Santrich” appeared dead.
It is about Iván Enrique Libreros Díaz, a former member of the Epl who appears in recordings with Marlon Marín, talking about moving dollars abroad, presumably from the Farc. EL TIEMPO, not only found that Libreros traveled to Turkey, but also that his name appears on a death certificate from July 2019.
(We invite you to read: The secret trip to Turkey of a link in the ‘Santrich’ case)
However, his name did not come up even in the debate on the alleged entrapment of which the senators Iván Cepeda, Roy Barreras, Antonio Sanguino and Gustavo Petro accused the former prosecutor Néstor Humberto Martínez.
(You may be interested in: The two accounts in Turkey and Greece in the name of the Farc)
But, after the revelation of EL TIEMPO, Senator Petro asked in the first commission of the Senate that the authorities investigate that death.
However, the findings made by reporters from this newspaper are already being investigated by authorities, and even the DEA is already aware of it.
Although Petro did not mention Libreros in his debate, he said – after revelations by EL TIEMPO – that he is the first dead person in the entrapment case.
“I want to tell the public opinion and the secretary that in a part of that debate where I mentioned an issue that has to do, quite confusingly, the recording module, that It has to do with a possible dollar laundering activity, built between the DEA and the Prosecutor’s Office, in Turkey, which I attributed to the issue of a conflict between the Trump administration and Mr. Erdogan, whereby the prosecutor who requested the extradition of ‘Santrich’ to the United States, the prosecutor for the southern district of New York, He resigned, there are 4 people talking, one of whom is a Mr. Iván Libreros Díaz, “Petro admitted.
(In context: The mighty weaponry in the photo of ‘Santrich’ and his gang )
And then, returning to EL TIEMPO’s investigation, he added: “He was a former Epl combatant who made peace back in 91, at the same time as us. He went to work at Reintegration and then at DAS, the old DAS, not as an escort but as a DAS manager. His colleagues say that he went to work with the DEA, which would be consistent with this type of entrapment activities, but he was found dead in the bathroom of his home in 2019. He is the first dead of the people who speak in those entrapment conversations“.
For this reason, he said that he will ask the Prosecutor’s Office that, if possible, Legal Medicine investigates in depth the causes of the death of Iván Libreros Díaz.
People close to Libreros say that he was found dead in the toilet of his house and according to the death certificate he suffered a heart attack, but people on the left say that it is not the first time that Libreros appears dead.
(In addition: Petro must retract trills against Suárez Corzo)
In fact, citing the EL TIEMPO investigation, Ariel Ávila made the same claim.
Iván Libreros, one of the most obscure men in the PLA, had a relationship with paramilitaries, now Santrich appears in the plot.
Something ugly was brewing. There is an alleged death certificate. (It is not the first time that Libreros appears dead)
Please look at your recent pasthttps://t.co/cHc6240Ibp
– Ariel Ávila (@ArielAnaliza) December 10, 2020
The first piece of information EL TIEMPO found about Libreros is that he is demobilized from the Popular Liberation Army (Epl). In March 1992, he was saved from an attack, in which a member of the M-19, a movement with which he was associated, was wounded.
“Then he advised the Reintegration program in Bolívar, and at the time of Jorge Noguera he was at the DAS in Norte de Santander”, said a senator. And his name also came up in the DAS blows, but as a victim.
TIME sought him out to explain his connection to this plot. And a close friend said that on July 30, 2019, at 2:34 pm, he was found dead in the bathroom of his home. And his name appears on his death certificate in the hands of this newspaper, which will now be investigated.