Activist acquitted of ‘insurrection’
The smuggling networks were broken up with help of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the police said.
The networks recruit unemployed and poor young people to travel to Mexico and then ingest between 80 and 120 capsules of money before returning to Colombia, said General Jorge Hernando Nieto, the head of the national police.
“With each ingestion they could bring in up to $40 000. There’s even a case where on traveller brought in $75 000,” he added. “The confiscated money in this investigation reaches $11 million.” | A RWANDAN court has acquitted opposition figure and activist Diane Rwigara of all charges against.
“I knew all along that I was innocent and the charges were fabricated,” Rwigara, 37, said after the ruling in the capital Kigali.
The Us-educated activist faced a possible 22-year sentence for inciting insurrection against the government and allegedly forging signatures of support in order to run for president. |