Reality exceeds fiction. The prosecutor of Paraguay specialized in the fight against drug trafficking, Marcelo Pecci, was assassinated this Tuesday in Colombia. A cold-blooded assassination, carried out by jet-ski killers on a paradisiacal Caribbean beach. Beach on which this same prosecutor was spending his honeymoon. We take stock of this case at the crossroads between Narcos and ozark.


The murder took place on the private beach of a local luxury hotel, the Decameron Hotel, among tourists and in front of the transparent blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

“Two men arrived (from the sea) on a boat, they approached and opened fire, before fleeing,” his wife told investigators. “A guard wanted to intervene, they also shot him. “The hotel complex where the couple was staying has in a press release given other details, specifying that the” assassins arrived by jet-ski on the beach in front of the hotel “.

The victims

Marcelo Pecci, 45, married a Colombian journalist, Claudia Aguilera, on April 30 in the city of Cartagena, posting photos of her wedding on her Twitter account. The prosecutor specializing in the fight against drug trafficking was on a “private” trip and had no work meeting planned during his stay, said Paraguay’s ambassador to Colombia, Sophia Lopez.

In the last photo published before the tragedy on the young woman’s Instagram account, the couple was embracing on a beach, with a pair of baby booties in the foreground, suggesting that the newlyweds were expecting a child.


At the end of the afternoon on Tuesday, the Colombian police released the photo of one of the alleged murderers, in black Bermuda shorts and his head covered with a beige Panama hat.

Colombian police director General Jorge Luis Vargas told a press conference that the US drug agency DEA, Colombian and Paraguayan authorities were working together to “get as much information as possible about this crime.

Police have announced a $488,000 reward for information leading to the killers’ capture. Speaking on a Colombian radio station, the Attorney General of Paraguay, Sandra Quiñonez, recalled that her murdered colleague had obtained “important convictions” in these “eleven years of fight against drug trafficking and transnational crime”.


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