Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article
[ Subject Matter: Anibal Fernandez, Sebastian Forza
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Anibal Fernandez was accused of having received bribes of millions to protect a pharmaceutical businessman who was dealing in the trafficking of Ephedrine. He denies it.
Buenas Aires: The Chief of the Cabinet of Argentina, Anibal Fernandez, was said to have links to Mexican organized criminals that trafficked ephedrine to produce methamphetamines, as well as being accused of electioneering.
The accused produced an electoral campaign in which Fernandez sought the Governor ship of the province of Buenas Aires, referred to and called " the ephedrine route" which burst in 2008, when Police raided the first laboratory of synthetic drugs found in the South American country.
The program "News for all", interviewed Martin Lannata, a man condemned for the deaths of 3 businessmen that had a relationship with Mexican narcos, and he affirms that the intellectual author of the crime was the Chief of the Cabinet.
According to Lanatta, Fernandez received millions in bribes to protect Sebastian Forza, a pharmaceutical businessman who was trafficking in ephedrine, and later tried to manage the same business.
Another of the witnesses that could be heard on television speaking against Fernandez was Jose Luis Salerno, pharmaceutical businessman who participated in an illegal business that forced the Government to restrict the importation of ephedrine in 2008.
The case burst in July of this year, when a dozen Mexicans under the command of the Argentinian, were detained in a house outside of the Capital where they were making designer drugs, then it was discovered that only one of the gangs were supplying the ephedrine.
Weeks later the bodies of Forza, Damian Ferron and Leopoldo Bina were found in a ditch, this provoked a social outcry against the organized criminals that committed the crime.
Lanatta was condemned as the intellectual author of these three murders, a Judge concluded that the intellectual author was Esteban Perez Corradi, a businessman fugitive.
Fernandez denied all of the allegations contained in the TV program, and this morning ratified that he didn't know Lanatta and have never seen Forza, and that all of the allegations are a political campaign against him.
"Their goal is to get someone ahead of me in the elections, its an outright aggression," he said in an attempt to discredit the veracity of the witness testimony that they were in prison, or involved in the case.
Original article in Spanish at Milenio