A excessive-profile Paraguayan prosecutor, Marcelo Pecci, known for his work in combating organized crime, has been shot uninteresting for the length of his honeymoon within the Colombian tourism island of Baru on Tuesday, authorities from both worldwide locations said.
Pecci and his wife, Paraguayan journalist Claudia Aguilera, had been on their honeymoon at a resort shut to the Caribbean metropolis of Cartagena. They had introduced Aguilera’s pregnancy on Instagram earlier on Tuesday.
Aguilera told Paraguayan media the couple had been approached by two males on a non-public seaside connected to their resort sooner than her husband changed into once shot. He had now now not got threats, she added.
Pecci, 45, changed into once known for his work on excessive-profile anti-money laundering and anti-drug situations, the investigation into the homicide of a regional governor’s daughter final one year and the case against Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho, who changed into once arrested attempting to enter Paraguay with an adulterated Paraguayan passport in 2020.
A delegation of Paraguayan police will join the investigation, Colombia’s national police chief Approved Jorge Luis Vargas said in a video message on Tuesday.
“We have recordsdata that’s being restful in pressing efforts and which is confidential which can lend a hand us to establish these to blame for this regrettable incidence,” Vargas said.
Officials from the usa will additionally relief the investigation, he said.
Vargas supplied a reward of about $122,000 for recordsdata that would lend a hand resolve the crime as effectively as establish folks suspected of caring on the case.
“We want to establish them, to urgently inform their doubtless connection to the events, to Pecci’s homicide,” he said, adding that authorities had deployed officers at airports and on the roads.
Paraguayan President Marcelo Abdo said the “cowardly assassination of the prosecutor Marcelo Pecci in Colombia saddens the total Paraguayan nation.”
“We condemn within the most energetic terms this tragic incidence and redouble our commitment within the fight against organized crime,” he said on Twitter.