Montevideo, Nov 26 (EFE).- The alleged Uruguayan drug trafficker Sebastián Marset pointed out that both Bolivia and Paraguay are “corrupt” countries, in which he does not trust, while ensuring that his family “has nothing to do” with his businesses .
“More Bolivia than Paraguay. They are corrupt and I don’t trust them,” said Marset, a fugitive from the Justice of Bolivia and Paraguay, during an interview broadcast this Sunday by the local television program Santo y Seña.
In that sense, Marset insisted that although he could be involved in the causes for which he is being investigated, his family has never participated.
“My brother never did anything for me. I don’t involve my family in my things. She created my wife’s company and we went to live in Dubai. She never used the company and it was all a lie, there is no such thing as money laundering. money, impossible,” he said.
Likewise, he assured that he managed to escape from Bolivia after a notice about the raid operation for his arrest in the town of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and described the Minister of Government of that country, Carlos Eduardo del Castillo, as “corrupt.”
“90 percent of what they say is a lie. Let Del Castillo tell the truth. They warned me and I packed two suitcases and left,” he said.
Similarly, Marset referred to the case of the issuance of the Uruguayan passport while he was detained in Dubai and which led to the resignation of the ministers and vice-ministers of Foreign Affairs and the Interior.
“I did not spend a dollar on the Uruguayan passport. It is controversial because politics wanted it that way and there was no file against me, there was nothing,” he said.
However, the fugitive from the Justice of Bolivia and Paraguay stressed his confidence in the Uruguayan judicial system.
“I would like Uruguay to evaluate before (his relatives) surrender that there is no crime. If they want to put an ankle bracelet on him while the case is evaluated, I have no problem,” he said.
Furthermore, the Uruguayan pointed out that his country is the “least corrupt” with respect to the penetration of drug trafficking, which is why he maintained that to end this crime, “corrupt police and politicians must be put an end to.”
Marset also spoke about his years in prison in Uruguay where he highlighted “the good and the bad” of that stage in which, as he explained, he learned “many things” to get to where he is today.
“I am correct and professional in what I do. The one who sells does not consume, I don’t like fooling around, I don’t like using drugs,” he said.
Marset is accused of leading an international criminal drug trafficking network and is wanted by the Justice Department of Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay, the US Anti-Drug Agency (DEA), Europol and Interpol.
In addition, he is related to the murder of the Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci in May 2022, in Colombia, to which he insisted on his innocence.
“Luckily things are coming to light and I have nothing to do with it. I don’t know Marcelo Pecci and there is nothing against me in that case,” he said. EFE