$1.4 Million Seized From Alleged Guerrilla
Costa Rican authorities seized $1.4 million in cash from Colombian Libardo Parra, alleged to have been a member of the M-19 (April 19 Movement) guerrilla group, and who was arrested March 15 in San José.
Chief Prosecutor Francisco Dall’Anese told journalists Saturday the money was discovered during a March 16 raid on warehouses associated with Parra. Police also discovered more than 1,000 kilograms of beans in the warehouse and 15 mattresses in a house Parra owns in San José, the daily La Nación reported.
A San José judge ordered two months of preventive detention for Parra, 46, whom authorities expect to extradite.
According to International Police (INTERPOL), Parra is sought by Colombian authorities to serve a 20-year prison sentence for alleged kidnapping and extortion.
He has resided in Costa Rica since 2004 on an expired tourist visa.
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