LA PAZ – Bolivian police arrested 27 people wanted on drug trafficking charges when they went to vote last weekend in the constitutional referendum, the FELCN counter-narcotics force reported Tuesday.
FELCN chief Santiago Delgadillo said the cops arrested the fugitives the instant they showed up to vote and identified themselves, according to the official ABI news agency.
Delgadillo said that among those arrested are “two big fish” with previous drug trafficking convictions.
One of them was sentenced for trafficking more than a ton of cocaine in a tanker truck, while the other is the leader of a criminal organization, according to the police report.
In the 2014 general elections another drug trafficker was arrested by intelligence agents when he went to vote after being on the lam for three years.