The Economic Criminal Judge Javier López Biscayart would resolve on Monday, when the judicial fair ends, pass the case for the alleged smuggling of riot gear to Bolivia to his colleague Alejandro Cattania.
It happens that during the López Biscayart fair provided all the measures of evidence requested by the parties, but there is two complaints about the same fact. That of the former chambermaid Eduardo Freiler, number 721, which fell before the court of Cattania and his that bears number 722.
If Cattania does not accept it will be the chamber in economic criminal matters what decides which judge corresponds to continue with the investigation in which Kirchnerism wants to involve former president Mauricio Macri.
Then, López Biscayart -who was at the fair- should accumulate his cause on Monday with that of Cattani, who “Prevented before”, as lawyers say when several complaints are presented to different magistrates.
Until now, prosecutor Claudio Navas Rial has intervened in the case, who made the corresponding request for investigation.
The true judicial axis of the complaint fired by the government of the Frente de Todos is the exit undeclared in cargo manifest del Hercules -which took the Alacrán group to La Paz last November- from 70 thousand cartridges with rubber bullets and 700 tear gas grenades.
The cargo manifest does not specifically refer to anti-riot supplies – never war material as denounced by the Bolivian government of the MAS – but rather “Bagayos”. The rubber bullets cost the state “a few 35 thousand dollars, although on the black market they can cost twice as much, “explained a source.
In this way, until now in the cause, the level of judicial responsibilities goes up to the gendarme who signed the cargo declaration.
In the case, on the other hand, “there is no evidence” that the Scorpions, who arrived two days after the fall of Evo Morales, “They have fired a single shot” in their missions to protect the embassy in La Paz, Argentines and even MAS ministers asylum seekers there.
In the case, there is also the documentation presented by the National Agency for Controlled Materials (ANMAC), which shows that the current Government In January and May of last year, it extended the permit for the release of the Alacranes weapons and anti-riot equipment.
The Scorpions returned in last july, when the gendarmerie already depended on Minister Sabrina Frederic. According to former Security Minister Patricia Bullrich, “the responsibility for controlling the return of the material was her successor.”
So far in the case of López Biscayart there is only documentary evidence against the gendarme who wrote the “cargo manifest” of the Hercules C-130 of the Air Force that took the Scorpions to Bolivia in November 2019. It is not ruled out that in the future the Government “provide more relevant evidence” that point up the hierarchical ladder of the Macri government.
Outside the cargo manifest were, then, 70 thousand anti-bullying ammunition, 100 tear gas spray and almost 600 gas grenades. The Air Force plane departed during the night of November 12, 2019 and landed in Bolivia at dawn on the 13th at the El Alto airport where the gendarmes and their supplies got off.
From there up the ladder of state hierarchies, until now, “no test” documentaries or testimonials to build accusations of greater flight, according to judicial sources consulted by Clarion who know the cause.
In addition, until now the Chancellery “he did not deliver any of the original documents” requested by Judge López Biscayart.
Among them the famous letter of November 13, 2019 from the former Chief of the Air Force Jorge Gonzalo Terceros Lara where thanks He hands him rubber bullets and tear gas. Although Terceros affirmed before the Bolivian justice that they falsified the signature.
On November 12 of that year, Bolivia suffered a chaos of demonstrations for the resignation of Evo Morales to the presidency after allegations of fraud in the elections to remain another term in office. Morales had resigned two days before After the arrival of the Alacranes and after the change of government in December 2019, he became asylum in Argentina.