Univisión: Bolivian Police Commander Oscar Nina accused of complicity with Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman and Sinaloa Cartel
The former Director of the Special Anti Narcotics Force in Bolivia Gral. Oscar Nina. Photo Credit to Abi Agencia
The U.S. television network Univision claims to have access to Bolivian intelligence reports.
In Univision´s report, released Thursday, the network linked the former commander of the Bolivian Police General Oscar Nina with the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera , known as “Chapo” (Shorty).
The Police Commander Nina allegedly provided protection when Chapo Guzman was in Bolivia. However, Nina rejected the accusation.
The TV network states that the Bolivian government met this report days before the arrest in Panama of the country’s former anti-drug Czar René Sanabria, now in jail in the United States.
Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera said yesterday that the government will study the Univision video, but he ruled out the presence of drug cartels in Bolivia.
Who is Joaquin Guzman? “Shorty”, 52, is the leader of an international drug dealers called “Alianza de Sangre”, known as the Sinaloa cartel, leading operator in the illegal drug trafficking industry in Mexico and would be the new “king of cocaine and synthetic drugs in the world. ” He is the FBI´s second most wanted criminal .
Univision reported that Chapo Guzman “took advantage of the environment of corruption in Bolivia to expand his cocaine business and also sent one of his children to this country.”
Bolivia is the third world producer of cocaine, after Peru and Colombia, and is now the hub where much of the cocaine of the region is shipped via Brazil and Argentina, then to Africa, Europe and to the U.S. via the Caribbean route.
Univision interviewed Maximiliano Paredes, a well known Brazilian drug trafficker, who also lived and operated in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) , but is now in jail in Brazil. He said that “the presence of Joaquin ‘Chapo’ Guzman in Bolivia is a “well known secret”. Paredes heard that the leader of the Sinaloa cartel had been in Santa Cruz.
The report said that at least 40 Bolivian nationals provided coverage to Guzman´s cocaine business in Bolivia.