A truck driver arrested on Sunday March 11 at Peñas Blancas de La Cruz, Guanacaste, for transporting 64 kilos of cocaine, was released on Monday June 11 because the district attorney forgot to ask for an extension of preventive detention. The press office of the Supreme Court of Justice reported that due to this situation, a criminal court judge ordered the release of the accused, a man surnamed Angulo, 31, a resident of Santo Domingo de Heredia.
The Deputy Attorney Liberia ordered a disciplinary investigation into the Tax Inspectorate in order to determine the responsibility of the district attorney, named Romero, who led “it is a serious mistake for not requesting an extension of preventive detention.”
Romero was telephoned, but said he was not going to refer to the situation.
The officer has three years of work in that department of the judiciary in Liberia.
In a press release from the Attorney General, reported: “He continues in the post because the prosecution can not fire them or apply any penalty until the body responsible” .
Angulo was intercepted by agents of the Drug Control Police (PCD) at the immigration post of Peñas Blancas, and found upon inspection 64 kilos of cocaine hidden in the fuel tanks of the vehicle.
At that time, the Criminal Court of Liberia imposed three months’ detention.
Having determined the release of the accused, the Assistant Prosecutor for Liberia issued an arrest warrant against the accused Angulo, and both the security forces as the PCD and the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) maintain surveillance to try to capture the Costa Rican.
Until yesterday, the search had not yielded positive results. However, the Attorney General announced that it expects to request custody stop for fear that the person involved to evade justice. So they let a drug smuggler go and now they cannot find them. The guy is long gone by now or killed for getting the drugs confiscated.