The Provincial Corporate Prosecutor’s Office Specialized in Crimes of Corruption of Officials of Freedomwhich was in charge of the provincial prosecutor Luis Gustavo Guillermo Bringas, dismantled the former police chief of La Libertad during a mega operation, Lucas Nunez Cordova already members of the National Police of Peru (PNP)for being alleged members of a criminal organization that operated from the III La Libertad Police Macroregion.
According to the prosecution, this criminal organization was led by PNP General Lucas Núñez Córdova, former head of the III La Libertad Police Macroregion, general PNP, who is credited with having taken advantage of the structure of the institution and the decision-making power and influence that he had as head to benefit certain suppliers in direct purchase processes during the state of health emergency due to COVID-19.
In addition to Núñez Córdova, the former head of the Logistics Area of that police region, PNP commander Raúl Tapia Aranda, was also arrested; and Petty Officers Wilson Llamo Corrales and Luis Romero Asenjo.
And the arrest warrant was also executed for the suppliers Giovanna Luna Rojas, Elena Puente Oliver, Yesenia Acuña Guillén, Luis Vásquez Muñoz, Lidia Romero Asenjo, Michel Lanao Salvatierra, Orfelina Morales Camargo, Luzgardo Sánchez Tisnado and Ayda León de Pretel.
THIS IS HOW THEY OPERATED
The modus operandi of this alleged criminal organization was through the routing of suppliers, that is, the same companies won the direct contracts intercalated. For this end, Those investigated used quotes and proformas from false suppliers to give the appearance of a plurality of bidders and prices.
But nevertheless, Those who were invited to quote for the same direct contracting were the suppliers closely linked to this organization, according to the tax investigation.
The companies were represented by the wives of some senior officers of the National Police with direct or close ties to General Núñez Córdova’s entourage. and, in other cases, due to relationships between commanding police officers with some kind of friendship with the officer since they entered the School of Noncommissioned Officers of the National Police of Peru.
The operation of arrest and search of buildings and offices and seizure of assets of an alleged criminal organization was carried out simultaneously in homes and offices located in the Lima districts of San Martín de Porres, San Borja, Santiago de Surco, San Juan de Lurigancho , La Molina and Chorrillos.
THEY DICTATE 18 MONTHS OF PREVENTIVE PRISON
The Eighth Preparatory Investigation Court of the Superior Court of Justice, Judge Robert Mendieta, issued the preventive detention measure for 18 months against Lucas Nunez Cordovadespite the fact that he pleaded not guilty in front of the magistrate.
Judge, I tell you very sincerely, for me, this is lethal, hearing so many accusations and so many things, the truth is that I am dismayed. To meet people, having spoken for minutes with three people that makes me a gang leader. If I had done a thorough investigation, in these two years, I would have been able to prove that in Lambayeque I moved with all the logistics or administration personnel to Piura and I brought them to Trujillo”He said.
However, it was determined that the former La Libertad police chief be interned in the El Milagro prison in Trujillo.