An extradited leader of the defunct Norte del Valle cartel Hernando Gomez, alias “Rasguño,” has declared that the police worked with the cartel to kill Conservative Party Senator Alvaro Gomez Hurtado in 1995.
Caracol Radio reported Wednesday that Rasguño made his declarations to the House Commission of Accusations from a courtroom in New York.
The former drug trafficker said that the police were involved in collecting shell casings from the crime scene and replacing them with shell casings from military weapons in an effort to divert the investigation and place blame on the army.
Rasguño holds that the order to kill the Conservative senator and son of former Colombian President, Laureano Gomez, came from Jorge Ignacio Londoño, alias “El Tigrillo,” an emissary who, according to the drug lord, was directed by then President Ernesto Samper who he refers to by the alias “Gordo.”
El Tigrillo, son of a Colombian congressman and a substitute senator is, according to Rasguño, the “boss of all bosses” of the Norte del Valle cartel- whom no one referred to as boss.
Rasguño was arrested in 2004 and extradited to the United States on July 19, 2007 for money laundering and drug trafficking.