Multiple murder suspect sent for trial in Panamá

Local International Police Agency staffers handed over to Panamanian authorities Friday a man, who is suspected of drug trafficking and being involved in at least 10 murders in numerous countries.

The suspect is 36-year-old Christian Hernández Quintero, who was being held in Costa Rica as a suspect in eight murders that took place on Costa Rican soil, said a Judicial Investigating Organization spokesperson.

According to INTERPOL’s Web site, Hernández turned 36 the day before the transfer.

According to a judicial bulletin, Hernández was given to officials in Panama to be tried for two murders and three attempted murders he is suspected of committing there.

The report said that Hernández is accused of kidnapping all five of those people on Panamanian soil in December of 2007 and of trying to execute them. Three of them escaped.

The report also said that Interpol and Costa Rican police captured Hernández in Ciudad Neily, Corredores Aug. 18.

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