Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci was shot dead on his honeymoon – he was in charge of a major drug trafficking case. The traces of Paraguayan syndicates also lead to Germany.

The five suspects arrested in Colombia after the murder of a prominent Paraguayan mafia investigator are expected to serve their sentences in a maximum security prison in the Colombian capital Bogotá.

This emerged from a statement from the Colombian public prosecutor’s office. Accordingly, four of the suspects accepted the allegations. A suspected donor denied the allegations.

Paraguayan mafia detective Marcelo Pecci was shot dead in May while on his honeymoon on the Barú Peninsula near the port city of Cartagena in Colombia. The attackers approached Pecci and his wife on jet skis and fired at least three shots at the prosecutor. The suspects said, according to prosecutors, that they were able to locate Pecci thanks to posts on social networks.

Pecci was one of the lead prosecutors in a major drug trafficking and money laundering case against crime syndicates in the South American country. A number of criminal organizations are active in Paraguay. There was also a connection to Paraguay with the record find in February last year in the port of Hamburg. The approximately 16 tons of cocaine had been shipped to Germany in containers from Paraguay.