Former Prosecutor General of Colombia, Gustavo de Greiff, said that a former Escobar henchman has been sentenced to life in the United States for a crime he did not commit; namely, the Avianca plane bombing of 1989.
Greiff, Prosecutor General of Colombia after the creation of the 1991 Constitution, said that although Dandenys ‘La Quica’ Muñoz was a cohort of Pablo Escobar, and wrought such havoc in Colombia in the 1980s, he was not part of the Avianca bombing which left 107 people dead, reported W Radio.
“That was one reason that led me to write the trial judge that in Colombia there was no evidence that involved Mr. Munoz in the bombing of Avianca flight,” said Greiff.
He said that he was prepared to go to the U.S. to argue that there is no evidence that Muñoz was involved.
According to evidence given by former Escobar assassin Jhon ‘Popeye’ Jairo Velásquez, and ex-drug trafficker Hernando ‘Rasguño’ Gómez, alleged that several participants in the Avianca and other attacks, were free while Muñoz serves five life sentences. They named Jorge Luis Ochoa, Jhon Freydell, and Eugenio ‘el Taxista’ García as allegedly being involved.
Assistant U.S. Prosecutor Fernando Pareja announced Wednesday that ‘Rasguño’s’ version of events had been passed on to the special prosecutor who is responsible for the Medellin case. Rulings are expected in coming days.