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The investigation into the threats against soccer player Lionel Messi and the attack on the premises of his in-laws in the Argentine city of Rosario “is taking a good direction”as assured this Friday by the attorney general of the province of Santa Fe (east of the country), Jorge Baclini.
“The prosecutor works with several hypotheses and it is an investigation that is taking a good direction, so we hope that it can also have good results these days“, declared Baclini to spoke 2.
The attorney general rejected the concurrence of military forces to combat drug trafficking in Santa Fe, since, in his opinion, this problem is “solvable” with members of the national Gendarmerie.
“Yes, I agree that an impact is needed now, that federal forces come in sufficient number and quantity, which today there are not, but I think that the Gendarmerie is enough“, pointed out Baclini, who also called for the preparation of “comprehensive plans” against these crimes, “that will not go down only because of the action of the penal system.”
The attack on the supermarket of the family of Messi’s wife
The metal closures of the supermarket belonging to the family of Messi’s wife, Antonela Rocuzzo, located in Rosario, were shot with 14 shots in the early hours of this Thursday.
Besides the shots, A message dedicated to the captain of the Argentine team was found in the place: “Messi we are waiting for you, (the mayor of Rosario, Pablo) Javkin is also a drug trafficker, he won’t take care of you”.
Messi back to Argentina on March 23
Messi integrates the list of 35 summoned by Lionel Scaloni, presented this Friday by the Argentine Football Association (AFA)for the dispute of two friendlies against Panama and Curacao on March 23 and 28.
For this reason, the PSG forward would arrive in Argentina on Monday, March 20 to join the work of the Albiceleste, which returns to the fields after proclaiming itself world champion in Qatar 2022.
Rosario -where Messi usually celebrates the Christmas holidays and owns a house in a private neighborhood with his family- is considered the city most affected by violence in Argentinaespecially due to the action of drug gangs.
Effort of the Argentine authorities to stop the crime problem in Rosario
In radio statements, the Argentine Minister of Security, Aníbal Fernández, stressed this Friday that the national Executive is carrying out a “very great effort” to curb crime in Rosario, where “not only is the drug trafficker”, but also the ” extortion” and “virtual kidnappings”.
“With the efforts of more than 3,500 men and women from the four federal forces, with a unified command and a lot of criminal intelligence, in 2022 we have arrested 2,077 people in 2,050 procedures. The effort takes time and work and we do not give up at any time“, he stated in dialogue with Urbana Play.
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