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Nicaraguan police bust crime network allegedly linked to singer Facundo Cabral’s death

Nicaraguan police on Sunday arrested 11 people, including a prominent judge, who were linked to Alejandro Jiménez, the man accused of plotting the attack that killed Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral in Guatemala last year, local media reported.

A police spokeswoman, Glenda Zavala, said those arrested are members of a drug-trafficking and money-laundering network led by Jiménez, who was arrested in March.

The suspects include judge Julio Cesar Ozuna, who has been charged with providing members of the criminal group with false identification cards. Karla Fariñas, sister of Nicaraguan Henry Fariñas – the target of the attack that killed Cabral – was also arrested, although charges against her were not disclosed.

Zavala said police are investigating the whereabouts of four more individuals linked to Jiménez, aka “El Palidejo” (“Pale Face”).

Jiménez, a Costa Rican national, was arrested in Colombia on a boat which had set off from Panama.

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