Chile’s Supreme Court denies release of Bolivian officials

SANTIAGO – The Chilean Supreme Court has rejected the constitutional appeal filed by the defense of the nine Bolivian police and customs officers arrested a month ago in that country, asking for their release.

This was reported by the Tarapaca Attorney’s Office on its Twitter account referring to the ruling issued by the Chilean court against two military and seven Customs officers, arbitrarily arrested on March 19th.

Officers from the Chilean Carabineros arrested the Bolivian officials when they carried out actions to fight against the smuggling in their national territory.

After being arrested, they were charged with robbery, illegal possession of arms and smuggling, causes for which they are held in custody at the Alto Hospicio penitentiary in Iquique.

Since Friday, the defense of the nine Bolivians arrested in Chile waited for the ruling of the Supreme Court after filing an appeal for their release.