El Chino out of jail and sitting at home
Attorney General Francisco Dominguez Brito says that the change in the remand terms for Pascual Cordero Martinez (a.k.a El Chino) from pre-trial custody to house arrest is both imprudent and worrying.
He said his office would appeal the house arrest on the grounds that Cordero is accused of heading the drug trade in Greater Santo Domingo. He said when the evidence is produced it would show a long history of murders ordered by him. Dominguez Brito said that this was one man who was extremely dangerous for the whole of Dominican society.
Dominguez Brito said that the security agencies had worked extremely hard in order to capture El Chino, who was on the list of the most wanted men in the country. He said that they were fighting to dismantle his gang completely.
Source: Dr1, Hoy
Feb 10, 2016
UPDATE: Judge defends house arrest ruling for reputed kingpin
Santo Domingo.- National District judge Pilar Rufino on Wednesday rebuffed criticism of her ruling of house arrest against Pascual Cordero Martinez (El Chino), citing health issues of the accused,
The 4th Panel Court presiding judge said Cordero was on the loose in the case she heard, but should now comply with house arrest.
She noted that the reputed drug kingpin is currently under pretrial detention in a jail in Higuey.
Rufino said the ruling ordering house arrest was handed down given Cordero’s health issues, so he can receive medical attention
The judge added that the bond set when Cordero was ordered to stand trial could have been upheld, but the court opted for house arrest instead.
Feb 11, 2016
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