Argentina charges Pablo Escobar's widow and son with money laundering

Published: June 06, 2018 11:53:12 | Updated: June 08, 2018 16:09:15


Victoria Henao and her husband Pablo Escobar in 1983 when Escobar was a member of the Colombian congress - Reuters/File

An Argentine judge has charged the widow and son of the late Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar with money laundering, according to the judicial system’s news service.

Federal judge Nestor Barral on Tuesday accused Escobar’s ex-wife, Maria Isabel Santos Caballero, and his son, Juan Sebastian Marroquin Santos, who both live in Argentina, of laundering money obtained through drug trafficking. They will remain free while the case proceeds, though some of their assets were frozen, reports Reuters.

Mauricio “Chicho” Serna Valencia, a former Colombian soccer player who played for Buenos Aires club Boca Juniors, was also charged.

Escobar, the head of the Medellin cartel and Colombia’s best-known drug lord, died during a police operation in 1993.

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