Rio de Janeiro (EFE).- The Brazilian Federal Police reported this Friday that it has arrested an alleged mastermind of the murder of Paraguayan anti-mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, who was shot in Colombia on his honeymoon.
The arrest took place on Thursday in the Recreio dos Bandeirantes neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, where the suspect, a Paraguayan national, was located, according to the Brazilian Police in a statement.
The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, is also being investigated for drug trafficking, money laundering and other crimes, the information added.
The Supreme Court authorized the preventive detention for the purpose of extradition of the detainee, who at the moment remains in the Superintendency of the Federal Police of Rio de Janeiro.
The detainee will later be transferred to a prison, where he will await the extradition trial.
Pecci, one of the most important anti-mafia prosecutors in Paraguay, was killed by hitmen on a jet ski when he was on the beach of a hotel on the island of Barú, near the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias, celebrating his honeymoon. with his wife, Paraguayan journalist Claudia Aguilera, in May 2022.
The Colombian authorities have arrested seven people suspected of being involved in the murder of the prosecutor, a crime in which the investigation believes that the First Command of the Capital (PCC), a gang born in Brazilian prisons and that today has tentacles in almost the entire region.