A Colombian judge ordered the release of drug lord ‘Don Mario’s’ alleged
right hand man John Freddy ‘El Indio’ Manco Torres and businessman Juan Felipe Sierra. The two men are
implicated in the corruption case against former Medellin director of
prosecution Guillermo Valencia Cossio.
They were set free by the Bogota judge because of a failure by the State to indict them in sufficient time.
Their release may have an impact on the outcome of the case of Valencia Cossio, on trial for various corruption-related counts resulting from his alleged
relationship with ‘Don Mario’.
The Prosecutor General Mario Iguaran had said previously that phone conversations between
Valencia Cossio and ‘El Indio’ were evidence that the
former Medellin director of prosecution had ties to drug lord ‘Don
Sierra is believed to be the link between the two. According to the prosecution, in phone calls from Sierra to ‘El Indio’, the voice of Valencia Cossio can be heard, W Radio reported.