San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.- The San Cristobal Instruction Court set bail to release former National Police Lt. Col. Johan Emilio Liriano, linked to an alleged network of drug traffickers and hired killers.
The Court set bond at RD$100,000, a travel ban and a monthly appearance at the Office of the Prosecutor during the investigation into the case that drew national attention.
Liriano, who’s been in pre-trial detention at Najayo prison during the last nine months, is charged with taking part, with 13 other suspects, in the alleged rink headed by the fugitive Solomon Eusebio Rosario (Piki).
According to police, the group based in eastern La Romana allegedly paid to murder and collect debts from drug trafficking and money laundering.
In November 2013 the Police said it could prove that Liriano, who held key posts in the National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD), made irregular real estate deals for individuals linked to the killings.
It said a farm owned by Liriano in San Cristóbal was used to hide the now deceased assassins Juan Felix Cordero Febles (Copelin) and Edgar Rafael Rijo Astacio (Maestrico).
The former official is also linked to the forging of Cordero’s signature in a rental contract two days after his death.