Through its X (Twitter) account, Migración Colombia revealed the first images of the capture of former senator Arturo Char – credit @MigracionCol/X
Arturo Char, former senator of the Republic, was captured on Thursday, September 7, 2023 in Barranquilla (Atlántico), after the landing of a private flight from Miami (United States). The former congressman, for whom the Supreme Court of Justice issued an arrest warrant, is already in the power of the authorities.
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Through its X (Twitter) account, Migración Colombia published the first images of Char’s arrest, which took place at the Ernesto Cortissoz airport in the Atlantic capital. After verifying his health conditions, the former parliamentarian was handed over to police officers.
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“At around 6:41 p.m. on September 7, 2023, a private aircraft from Miami (Florida, USA) landed, transporting Colombian citizen Arturo Char Chaljub and three passengers, members of his family,” published the immigration entity.
The capture procedure of former senator Álex Char was carried out at the Ernesto Cortissoz airport in Barranquilla – credit @MigracionCol/X
On his social networks, the former congressman spoke about the process against him and made it clear that his arrival in the country corresponds to the desire to respond to justice in the process being carried out against him, for the crimes of conspiracy to commit a crime and aggravated voter corruption.
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The above, after the revelations of former congresswoman Aída Merlano, due to events that occurred in October 2017; when, according to the high court, a massive purchase of votes was set up to favor both of them; as well as the candidate for the Chamber, Lilibeth Llinás.
Through his profile, @ArturoCharC, the former senator, in addition to emphasizing his desire to abide by the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice, expressed that – as soon as he learned of the international arrest warrant, through a red Interpol circular – he began to Carry out the respective procedures to arrive in the country and place yourself at the disposal of the Court.
“With my head held high and with the moral duty that my principles impose on me, as well as the commitment and love I feel for the people of the Colombian Caribbean who have always generously accompanied me throughout my political life, I will face my defense without fainting. “said the 55-year-old politician.
Likewise, he clarified that, contrary to what could be inferred from the high court’s decision, he has never been a fugitive from justice. And he explained that he moved his place of residence temporarily to the United States, “for strictly family reasons.”
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“And because until yesterday, there was only one investigation underway and no judicial measure had been taken to prevent me from leaving the country,” added the former congressman, responding to those who accused him of evading justice; with the argument that he has North American nationality.
Finally, he indicated that his innocence will be rared in the remainder of the process. “I am certain that my lawyers will make all the evidence available to the honorable court to challenge the witnesses against me. And resolve my situation favorably quickly,” she pointed out.