A judge authorized the extradition of drug chief Ibar Pérez Corradi to the U.S., where he faces charges over the shipment of 80 doses of oxycodone to that country by private mail, but another judge moved to block the extradition.
While this goes on, Pérez Corradi is pending trial over the General Rodríguez triple murder of Sebastián Forza, Damian Ferron and Leopoldo Bina, involving methamphetamine trafficking, and he’s talking about the involvement of Cristina Fernández’s cabinet members (emphasis added):
Drug Dealer Claims He Was Under Ex-President Kirchner’s Protection. Corradi Says He Received Three False Identities While on the Run
After four years on the run, Corradi was arrested on Sunday, June 19 in Brazil, where he was expelled and taken to Paraguay. There, he faced charges of impersonation. On July 5, he was extradited to Argentina.
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“I was given protection to disappear,” he said. “The day of the raid, I went through the door of my house and asked a policeman what had happened. And he tells me that they are looking for Pérez Corradi.”
He said those who gave him protection worked with him while trafficking ephedrine. He noted he paid US $750,000 per month to the former Chief of Staff Cristina Kirchner Anibal Fernandez, whom he accused of being involved in the trafficking operation.
He also accused the former head of the Federal Public Revenue Administration (AFIP) Ricardo Echegaray of being involved with the smuggling.
“Smuggling and ephedrine were the business of Echegaray under the protection of Anibal Fernandez,” he said.
Corradi denies being involved in the triple murder,
“I did not kill Forza, Bina and Ferron. I do not know who killed them,” Corradi said. “They had no way to hurt me, to steal my business … it is like a tiny baby came and slapped you; there is no way that would harm me. I had no reason to kill the three of them. If these three dead kids appear, as they appeared, linked to ephedrine, it is obvious that the business was going to fester and it was going to stop being business for everyone.”