Former governor of Guna Yala ordered to be released, Public Ministry appealed

The change of precautionary measure was appealed by the Public Ministry during the hearing on the affectation of guarantees held this Wednesday at the headquarters of the Accusatory Penal System, for which the hearing was scheduled for next October 20.

Panama- The Judge, Josefa Monfante, ordered the change from caution from provisional detention a Liberty in favor of former governor of Guna Yala, Eric Mortelo, a who i knowand linked with a confiscation of 79 packs of alleged cocaine made in the Market Stall from police control from Las Garzas, the 15 from September 2020.

The change of precautionary measure it was appealed for him Public ministry during the audience of affectation from gguarantees performed this Wednesday at the headquarters of the Accusatory Criminal System, for which the audienceto went scheduled for him next October 20.

According to him lawyer Valentin Jaén, “the term had already been produced to maintain the provisional detention of Mortelo”, who was investigates by drug-related crimes.

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Claimed that the rule is clear with relation to term from execution from provisional detention. “I believe that this will not change the content of what is happening, here is a fact that is real “, because” here the procedural risks are not being investigated, what is being investigated is whether the term for keep him deprived of liberty “, said.

Highlighted that 14 months have already passed since Mortelo it was apprehended already to date it has not been done yet the impeachment hearing against him, which is scheduled for him November 23 next.

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