11 years after Army officer’s murder, suspect faces trial
San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.- San Cristóbal Judge, Rosa Mateo Álvarez, on Tues, sent José Miguel Ceballos Rosario (El Viajero) to stand trial, accused of leading an international drug trafficking network and who was on the country’s list of most wanted for eight years.
According to prosecutors, the accused had also been linked to the murder of 1st Lt. Guillermo Antonio Tejeda Krawinkel , who was assigned to the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD).
The ruling comes after two years and 17 adjournments which according to the prosecution sought thee expiration of the statute of limitation.
The judge also sent to trial the network’s alleged members Elizabeth Reynoso, Jose Antonio Nova and Rodolfo A. Rosa.
The murder of Tejeda Krawinkel, occurred in San Cristóbal on March 3, 2008. The ruling coincides with the 11th anniversary of the Army officer’s murder.
Ceballos was considered the right hand of drug kingpin Winston Rizik, already convicted of drug trafficking and money laundering.