Guatemala Arrests 2 Top Police Officials on Drug Corruption

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Saturday, May 1, 2010
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
5
Abstract: 
On March 2, 2010, Guatemalan law enforcement authorities arrested its national police chief, Baltazar Gómez, and the head of its antinarcotics unit, Nelly Bonilla, on drug-related corruption charges. Guatemalan Attorney General Amilcar Velásquez explained that both officials were charge in relation to a gunfight in April 2009 that killed five antidrug police officers. He said that an unidentified third official was also arrested...more...