ASUNCION – Argentine drug trafficker Ibar Perez Corradi said on Tuesday at the Asuncion Palace of Justice that “I don’t want to be extradited” to Argentina because he doesn’t trust the justice system in that country, the judge handling the case, Julian Lopez, told reporters.
After the identification hearing, Lopez said that Perez Corradi, jailed in Brazil last Sunday and sent to Asuncion, rejected any shortened extradition process and that now Argentina will be asked to formalize the extradition request within a period of 45 days.
According to Perez Corradi’s defense counsel, the judges who had handled the trial with a view to proceeding with the extradition are no longer on the case.
Argentine Judge Maria Servini de Cubria asked Paraguay for the extradition to Argentina of Perez Corradi, suspected intellectual author of the triple murder of Sebastian Forza, Damian Ferron and Leopoldo Bina in 2008.
Perez Corradi must now attend a second hearing before Judge Oscar Delgado to be formally apprised of the crimes for which he is charged in Paraguay and for which he is being held in police custody.
The detainee is accused in Paraguay of forgery and making false identity papers.
Also implicated in the case are two police agents for suspected crimes of document forgery, the immediate production of papers with false content, and particularly for providing the Argentine with false documentation.
The Argentine drug trafficker, who had been a fugitive from justice for over three years, has been held at the headquarters of Special Forces Operations of the Paraguayan National Police, or FOPE, since he was arrested Sunday in Brazil and sent to Asuncion in a joint operation by the Brazilian Federal Police and the Paraguayan National Police.