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They increase the reward to find "Pelado" Arce, the VIP narco who disappeared without a trace

2023-11-29T14:38:32.409Z

Highlights: Rodrigo Gastón Arce, the VIP drug trafficker who operated in Mar del Plata, has been at large since the summer of 2016. He has been in hiding since February 2016 when he escaped from the Prefecture personnel who were preparing to catch him. The Ministry of Security set a reward of one million pesos for any information. Now, the number has risen to four million and the reward for providing data has gone up from one to fourmillion pesos. It is believed that Arce had an internal link with the police.


The reward for providing data went up from one to four million pesos. He has been in hiding since the summer of 2016.


Rodrigo Gastón Arce, the VIP drug trafficker who operated in Mar del Plata, has been at large since the summer of 2016, when he escaped before a raid on his home. Since then, the efforts of the Mar del Plata justice system have been in vain and nothing is known about it. Eight years later, they increased the reward for anyone who can provide any information about his whereabouts: from one to four million pesos.

The "Pelado", as he was known in the seaside area, is a well-known dealer who worked exclusively with high society. And he has been in hiding since February 2016 when he escaped from the Prefecture personnel who were preparing to catch him, according to the newspaper La Capital.

On February 4, 2016, police groups raided different homes in Mar del Plata to disrupt the organization led by Pelado Arce. The main target was a building located on 25 de Mayo and Yrigoyen streets, where Arce lived with his girlfriend.

Operative Elmer

By then, "Operation Elmer," as the procedure was called "because of Arce's resemblance to the cartoon," became a real mystery. Why? Arce had his phone tapped and was being followed in real time.

But at the moment when Prefecture personnel were about to intercept him, El Pelado escaped with a utility vehicle after colliding with two mobiles of that force.

According to his cell phone tracking, Arce took Avenida Colón, turned onto Viamonte and continued with the truck until he abandoned it at Quinta and Independencia. That was the last reference as the dealer got rid of his cell phone.

The official publication of the Ministry of Security with the reward of 4 million pesos.

Immediately, the Mar del Plata Justice ordered his reward and a national and international search was decreed.

At one point they looked for him in the area of Bahía Blanca, and also in the suburbs, but all were false alarms. A departure from the country by air was ruled out because El Pelado is terrified of flying. Still, he disappeared without a trace.

Last year, the Ministry of Security set a reward of one million pesos for any information. Now, the number has risen to four million.

Alleged police protection

Since his disappearance, there has been speculation that Arce had an internal link with the police. In other words, he enjoyed police protection. One of the people arrested in "Operation Elmer" was a police officer from Illicit Drugs, who frequently met with Arce at a brewery. It was learned, according to his testimony, that he paid him to keep him informed of "police movements."

The policeman was arrested, as was Arce's girlfriend and other members of the gang. In the raid on Arce's apartment, police seized nearly half a million pesos inside a safe and it was supposed to be a portion of what the organization could collect per month. He was directly linked as the largest cocaine dealer in the seaside town.

According to the investigation, El Pelado Arce only got involved with trusted people if he had to make a transaction, but he was in charge of providing the other "little soldiers" who operated in different parts of Mar del Plata.

Despite the fact that almost his entire gang was imprisoned, Arce remains at large and whose whereabouts are unknown. Yes, for almost eight years.

Source: clarin

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