Escobar Demands Free
Trip to New York City
Offers Info on Perú...
he gets free trip to Big Apple
January 3, 2001
Narco News 2001
The Narco News
of Our Country is América" - Simón Bolívar
Wants Picnic in NYC
Translated by Narco News from the daily
Lima, Perú, Wednesday, January 3, 2001
Publisher's Note: Excuse us if we are underwhelmed
by the song being sung by Roberto "Teddy Bear" Escobar
in his attempt to gain his freedom in Colombia.
Now that allegations in
his book, "My Brother Pablo," intended to please US
authorities with a
smear against Colombian hero Gustavo De Greiff have been unmasked
as false, "The
Teddy Bear" is following CIA-operative-informant Sarkis
Soghanalian's lead and offering information on Montesinos and
Fujimori in Perú -- if, and only if, Peruvian authoritites
can negotiate with the US and Colombian governments to send Escobar
to New York City.
This is the full, unabridged,
translation of a story from today's daily La República
in Lima, Perú. It reveals the "I'll say anything
to get out of jail" mindset of a professional criminal informant.
Escobar Puts Conditions on New Revelations
the Peru Government to Facilitate an Operation in New York
Escobar, the narco-trafficker, aka
"The Teddy Bear," has asked the Peruvian authorities
that interrogated him in Colombia to facilitate his travel to
a clinic in New York for an eye operation. In exchange, he would
offer precise evidence on the relation between ex-president Alberto
Fujimori and his advisor Vladimiro Montesinos with the Medellín
According to transcripts, "The Teddy
Bear" confirmed the existence of connections between Fujimori-Montesinos
and the Medellín Cartel to prosecutor Alejandro Espino
Méndez and a representative of prosecutor José
Ugaz. But he did not deliver details because for this he would
need the presence of an attorney.
"It seems that although he wasn't
clear on this point, Roberto Escobar wants his lawyer to make
some kind of deal in exchange for his collaboration with Peruvian
authorities. During the interrogation that lasted four hours
he insisted a lot on the possibility of traveling to the United
States," revealed a source close to the investigation of
Roberto Escobar is currently found incarcerated
in a clinic in Antioquia, in Medellín, Colombia, where
the doctors are trying to restore his eyesight that remains seriously
damaged from an attack that he suffered upon opening a mail bomb.
The brother of the spectacular chief of
the Medellín Cartel accused that the Cartel donated one
million dollars to Fujimori's first presidential campaign, through
Montesinos. Also, he said that after the election, the Peruvian
president called Pablo Escobar to thank him for his help.
"Teddy Bear" revealed, also,
that Montesinos visted his brother's house in 1989, establishing
the arrangements for prior shipments of drugs from Peru, a process
that continues until 1993, when Pablo Escobar fell.
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