SAN JUAN – The brother-in-law of Puerto Rico Senate president Thomas Rivera Schatz was arrested Thursday on drug charges, authorities said.
Manuel Alfonso Urbina, brother of Rivera’s wife, was caught selling drugs in the San Juan suburb of Caimito, police chief Jose Figueroa Sancha confirmed.
Urbina’s arrest follows last month’s resignation of legislative spokesman Rolando Crespo after he tested positive for cocaine in a routine drug screening.
Most of the violence that claims an average of a dozen lives per week on this Caribbean island is attributed to battles between rival gangs over control of drug corners. EFE