SOUTH AMERICANS LINKED TO ONE BILLION COCAINE CASE HELPED GENERAL BUBU TO ESCAPE FROM GAMBIA—A SOURCE REVEALED!
PILOT JUAN CARLOS DIAZ NAMED
As global condemnation intensified over the recent appointment of General Na Tchuto, as Guinea Bissau’s Navy Chief, a well placed source close to the heart of the Gambian Government on Saturday told the Freedom Newspaper that the former General, who was granted political asylum by the Jammeh administration—amidst his failed coup attempt against the then leadership of President Neino Viera in 2008, was smuggled from The Gambia by the South American nationals currently charged with the one billion dollar cocaine bust in the impoverished West African country. The source who is very familiar with General Bubu’s escape said General Bubu travelled by sea after he was escorted by Juan Carlos Diaz, a trained pilot, and commando. Mr. Carlos, was charged alongside with Rudy Rasoehamid Ghazi, and ten others in connection with the one billion cocaine bust in The Gambia. Our source revealed that Carlos, Ghazi, and others facilitated the escape of General Bubu, who was smuggled over night to Bissau without the knowledge of The Gambian authorities. Carlos is believed to be a Columbian, but at the same time he claimed that he is a Spanish. He is heavily built and fearless, our source said.
The Gambian Government allocated General Bubu with private residence, car and guards, but notwithstanding he was able to leave the country unnoticed. His escape led to the arrest of State Guard soldiers assigned to the runaway Navy Chief—some of whom were charged. They were arraigned before a military court martial, after been accused of negligent of duty, aiding and abetting the escape of a Guinean army fugitive.
According to our source, a manhunt for General Bubu was launched at a time when the investigations on the November coup were underway. The source was quick to add that there was no information linking Bubu to that coup, but his escape coincide with the investigations.
“ We received credible information linking Juan Carlos Diaz, and some members of the Holland Gambia Fishing Company for having aided General Bubu to escape. Bubu traveled via sea onboard their speedboat. Carlos refused to cooperate with the investigators while he was being processed, but helped Bubu to escape,” our source alleged.
Our source explained that a good number of the people associated with the one billion dollar cocaine bust escaped to neighbouring Senegal, and Guinea Bissau. He said with Bubu being reinstated by the Bissau authorities, he is likely to destabilize the sub-region—most importantly The Gambia, where he (Bubu) had ties with drug lords.
Washington, the European Union, and its allies have voiced their opposition against the appointment of General Bubu, as Bissau’s Navy Chief. Mr. Bubu has been accused of trafficking drugs in the region.
One of the accused persons standing trial in The Gambia Mr. Ghazi has been residing in that country since 2004. Our source said Ghazi is well connected in The Gambia. The source said Mr. Ghazi is also a shareholder of one of the hotels in The Gambia, which is of no secret to the Government.