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U.S. offers reward for information on killing of Paraguay drug prosecutor

The US State Department is offering a $5 million reward for anyone involved in the May 10 killing in Paraguay of a prosecutor who is pursuing a high-profile organized crime case linked to drug smuggling.

Marcelo Pecci was killed on his honeymoon at an exclusive beach resort in Colombia.

Uruguayan drug dealer and fugitive Sebastien Marcet has been charged with ordering the assassination, Latin American media reported.

“Subsequent investigations by the Colombian National Police (CNP) identified six accomplices in the murder,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement. The five people who were ruthlessly assassinated.”

Paraguayan police officials told reporters the killer used a motorboat to approach the victim and then shot him three times before fleeing.

U.S. Ambassador Mark Ostfeld and Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez announced the U.S. bounty at a news conference Thursday at the presidential palace in Asuncion, Paraguay.

“The reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any other co-conspirators, including those responsible for financing and ordering the assassination,” the State Department said.



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