A candidate presidential candidate is accused of being involved in the smuggling of cocaine to the UNITED states in an attempt to raise money for his election campaign.
This was stated by the us department of justice in a press release on the night of Thursday local time, writes the news agency AP.
president candidate, Mario Amilcar Estrada Orellana, and another suspected man, Juan Pablo Gonzalez Mayorga, has been arrested in Miami.
It tells prosecutor Geoffrey Berman in the message.
the Charge sounds, to Estrada and Gonzalez in the conspiracy have asked the Sinaloa cartel to finance a corrupt plan to get Estrada elected Guatemalan president, he says.
on the other hand, promised the two allegedly helping the cartel with the use of Guatemala's ports and airports to export tons of cocaine to the UNITED states.
Sinaloa is a mexican narkokartel, as narkobaronen Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, for years, was in charge of.
The u.s. narkotikamyndigheder, the DEA has investigated the case since december 2018.
Both Estrada and Gonzalez have 'interacted with alleged members and associates of the Sinaloa cartel'. But they were, in fact, the DEA's 'confidential sources'. This was stated by the DEA in a message.
The two must also have asked the DEA's sources to 'hire hitmen to assassinate the political rivals'.
They should have offered to provide lejemorderne with the necessary weapons. Including a kalasjnikovriffel.
Estrada and Gonzalez is also accused of use and possession of machine guns.
There are yet no comments on the charges from the Estradas party. It writes the news agency Reuters.
the 58-year-old Estrada is facing at the present time just to get three percent of the votes in the presidential election, the latest opinion polls.
the Guatemalan government will provide Estrada with the necessary support to ensure that his rights are respected.
- Exactly, just like any other guatemalan nationals, says a spokesman for the Guatemalan president, Jimmy Morales.