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They arrested him for drug trafficking and discovered that he had coronavirus: now they accuse him of spreading the disease

2021-05-04T01:20:59.127Z

They captured him in San Cristobal. He had had a swab days ago and knew he had Covid. He complies with house arrest.



05/03/2021 19:17

  • Clarín.com

  • Police

Updated 05/03/2021 19:17

It could have been one of the many arrests for

drug dealing

that occur in the City of Buenos Aires, but the detainee in San Cristóbal had taken a coronavirus test days before that had tested

positive

.

And then, they charged him with spreading the virus.

Judicial sources reported that it was the prosecutor Sebastián Fedullo, head of the Criminal, Misconduct and Misdemeanor Prosecutor's Office No. 12, who

charged

the detainee.

He accuses him of "having circulated on public roads without protection measures, thus contributing to the spread and

contagion of the virus

, which is punishable by article 202 of the Penal Code."

The case was known this Monday but it occurred on April 26, when the City Police arrested a suspect at the corner of Constitución and Dean Funes, in San Cristóbal, after seeing how he

sold drugs

.

He had a large quantity of marijuana stored in a backpack.

Photo: illustrative

Both, seller and buyer, when they saw the police they tried to flee.

The suspect was riding a motorcycle and was hit by the agents: when he was searched, a large quantity of

marijuana

destined for sale was found, which he kept in a backpack.


Without chinstrap

After his arrest, it was found that the defendant had

tested positive for the

Covid-19

swab

that had been done days ago and, despite this, he was

without a mask

or

driving

license.

“He was not

complying

with his duty to carry out the mandatory sanitary confinement at his home.

In this way, it

contributed

to the spread of a dangerous disease for third parties, which is punishable by article 202 of the Penal Code ”, explained the sources.

The City Police arrested the narco with covid.

Photo: illustrativa / Fernando de la Orden

For this reason, the prosecutor Fedullo charged the man with the crimes of "possession of narcotic drugs for marketing purposes, in real competition with the figure of the

spread of

dangerous

diseases

."

As the defendant suffers from coronavirus, a

house arrest

was agreed with the defense

, which he carries out at his home in the Province of Buenos Aires.

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Source: clarin

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