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Escobar Demands Free

Trip to New York City

Narco-Snitch Offers Info on Perú...

...If he gets free trip to Big Apple

January 3, 2001

Narco News 2001

The Narco News Bulletin:

"The Name of Our Country is América" - Simón Bolívar

Narco-Snitch "Teddy Bear"

Wants Picnic in NYC


Translated by Narco News from the daily La República
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.

Roberto Escobar Puts Conditions on New Revelations

He asks the Peru Government to Facilitate an Operation in New York

Roberto 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 Cartel.

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 this case.

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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