Aruban police accidently kill Columbians with 60 rounds?
Aruban police accidently kill Columbians?Two Columbians killed in the Drug Arrest were not armedand had no drugs as was reported earlier by Arubanauthorities. 11/15/2012Aruba has allegedly announced its decision to not investigate the killings of twoColombian citizens as a result of blatant police error in Aruba, local mediareported Monday.The Aruban authorities decision to not investigate the police shooting and killingof two Colombians, caught on video by a cell phone, was allegedly caused by achain of impudent errors made by policemen on the Dutch island of Aruba onFebruary 22, 2012.News network Noticias Uno reported Monday that the Ministry of Foreign Affairsof Aruba gave the Colombian consul a diplomatic note explaining that no onewould be prosecuted for the deaths that resulted in the police action in Arubascapital of Oranjestad.The submitted document apparently admitted that one of the police officerswhile trying to open the car door where the Colombians were seated in traffic"accidentally" fired a shot, not injuring anyone but consequently instigated otherpolice officers to open fire on the vehicle in confusion, resulting in killing the twoColombian men in the car. After reaching this conclusion, Aruban authoritiesdecided that there was no reason to prosecute any of the officers involved,including the first police officer "because his accidental shooting was not fatal,"despite the fact that the seemingly innocuous error ended in the Colombiansdemise.Initial local reports of the incident relayed various versions of what happened andwhy police surrounded and fired on the car in the first place, including the
Colombians supposed involvement in robbery and that the Colombians in the caropen fired on the police first.Despite the confusion, it seems to be that the Colombians were wanted by theU.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for drug trafficking charges, leading to thepolice shooting in the middle of traffic in a downtown shopping area of the island,killing the two Colombian citizens and arresting a third, reported the islandsnewspaper The Daily Herald.The Aruba authorities have been very quiet about the actual events sinceFebruary and originally stated that large amounts of cocaine were found in thecar, according to local Aruba online news source, AVS.Other sources, such as Noticias Uno, however have confirmed that no drugs orarms were actually discovered in the vehicle.