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Drug scandal rocks Paraguay

A drug scandal rocks the South American country of Paraguay. Amilcar Fretes Escobar, son of Paraguayan Supreme Court President Antonio Fretes, has been accused of receiving a US$368,000 bribe to prevent the extradition of Brazilian criminal Kassem Mahamad Hijazi.

Hijazi faces money laundering charges in the United States and Washington obtained his extradition in July.

He had been in detention in Paraguay since August 24, 2021 when he . . .

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