(PD)- A judge in Martorell (Barcelona) ordered yesterday the imprisonment - avoidable with a provisional bail of 18,000 Euros - of the El Mundo journalist Nando Garcia, for his connection to a drug trafficking organization.
Nando Garcia gave a statement on the early hours of Friday to Saturday as a suspect for the alleged crimes of fraud, conspiracy and slander. During the questioning, the judge showed him the contents of several emails and telephone calls, which according to various sources imply him in those crimes.
The arrest order was issued at almost four o'clock in the morning. The journalist, who has been suspended from his work and without pay until all the facts are clarified, has to pay 18.000 Euros in the next few hours, to be set free. This is the harshest measure imposed amongst the nine suspects involved for their alleged links with a gang of criminals, which, over last Friday gave statements as suspects.
The session was a marathon. In the early afternoon of the day before yesterday arrived to the court, located in the basement of an apartment block, the lieutenant colonel of the Guardia Civil Alfonso López Rubio.
The judge also ordered him into prison, but with a paid bail of 12,000 Euros, he was released. López Rubio tried to escape the cameras, without success, with his brown leather jacket. Security guards prevented the entrance to the building of López Rubio because the judge had not yet arrived. To his misfortune, he had to wait a while on the street.
The judge issued with prison with bail, in addition to a former chief inspector of the National Police Force and a civil guard, and unconditional imprisonment for another of those involved. The remaining four were released, but with charges. *All are being investigated for links with a criminal gang to whom it is attributed the theft of 400 kilos of cocaine in January 2005. The drugs were in a container at the port of Barcelona and under the supervision of the Guardia Civil.
* Read to understand the connections between Metodo 3, Nando Garcia, Marcos Aragão Correia & The McCanns
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