These guys seem to have slipped through the judicial cracks

Villalobos (left) Segura (right)

The judiciary has lost track of two men. One was supposed to show up for trial in an international drug trafficking case. The other faces 18 years in prison for kidnapping for ransom.

The suspected trafficker is Alexander Villalobos Brenes, according to the Judicial Investigating Organization. He promised to show up for trial, so a judge placed him under what are known as medidas cautelares. The typical requirement is that the suspect sign in with prosecutors every 15 days.

But Villalobos did not show for his trial last month, judicial agents reported. He also seems to have changed his residence, they said.

The second individual, William Segura Jiménez, already has been convicted, said judicial agents. That happened in 2005 and the sentence was 18 years. As is normally the case, the trial court sentence was appealed, and a higher court reviewed the conviction. In the case of Segura, the conviction stands. But he is no where to be found. Agents said they expected that he is using a false identity.

Judicial agents asked that anyone who can help them to call 800 8000 645.

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