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Colombian no captain: Lawyer

Monday March 12, 2018 Written by Published in Crime

Lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen says allegations in a story in CINews on Thursday that Colombian national Luis Felipe Garcia Atehortua was the captain of a boat which is the target of police investigations on Aitutaki, are untrue.

“The story stated, ‘It is alleged that Atehortua was the captain of the boat’,” Rasmussen said.

“This is absolutely untrue. He is not the captain of the boat. He does not hold a captain’s certificate nor does he know how to skipper a boat.”

The boat, the Nina Maravilla continues to be the focus of police investigations, which have also involved a drug dog

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