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When Aminta Corro, the ...
When Aminta Corro, the anti-drug prosecutor for Colon, went to the United States to visit friends and relatives as she has done before, things were different.This time US immigration officials in Miami informed her that her US visa had been canceled and put her on a plane back to Panama.
So Gómez wants to know if the Americans have reason to believe that Corro
is corrupt, or if what happened to her
subordinate was something like the times when Homeland Security officials have kept Democratic members of the US Congress
from boarding flights.According to El Panama America Gómez has sent inquiries to the US Embassy
, the DEA
and to US immigration authorities.
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According to Rigoberto González, the Secretary General of the Attorney General's office of Panama, the intelligence report sent from the Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) to the Public Ministry about Aminta Corro supposed links to drug trafficking does not represent an international interference in Panama's internal affairs.
...Corro is the anti-drug prosecutor for the Province of Colon.
González went on to clarify that the DEA
does not have an open case or investigation pending against Corro
Immigration officials at the Miami airport prevented Corro
from entering the United States on 4 July 2006. The Head of the DEA office in Panama, John Evans, sent a report to the Public Ministry detailing evidence of obstruction of justice on the part of Corro in drug trafficking cases.
González said it would be impossible to determine if the DEA
is investigating Corro
without coordinating with Panama.
...González said Corro will continue working in her current position unless (or until) the internal investigation reveals evidence against her.
Aminta Corro ...
Aminta Corro suspendedColon's anti-drug prosecutor, Aminta Corro, has been suspended from her job and put under criminal investigation for alleged ties to drug traffickers.The complaint about Corro began with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which alleged not only that she had underworld ties but that she is suspected of having filtered information about investigations to drug traffickers.She
denies any wrongdoing and called the DEA's accusations an "infamous calumny."