Gendarmerie raided Railroad workers union headquartersFriday, October 22, 2010
Judiciary identifies Mariano Ferreyra's murderer
Judge Wilma López ordered the arrest of an alleged Defence and Justice club hooligan, suspected of having been the man who shot and killed Partido Obrero 23-year-old member Mariano Ferreyra during a railway union workers protest on Wednesday.
The raids in search of the suspect were carried out by Buenos Aires province and Federal Police, as well as gendarmerie officers, in Buenos Aires province, judicial sources informed.
The judge gave the order after analyzing a ruling presented by Prosecutor Graciela Caamaño, who had requested several experimental measures, such as a raid carried out in Constitución train station which included the names of three suspects, one of which is being sought now.
The testimony given last night by a witness was incorporated in the case, as the former saw what happened on Wednesday and pointed out that a man shot form the Railway Union group that stoned protesters that were already leaving the area.
Prosecution began after noon on Friday, when National Gendarmerie personnel, in charge of the investigation, were at Luján street, in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Barracas, where some experts had been working.
Not too long after, other gendarmerie experts showed up at the Management Unit Emergency Rail Operations (UGOFE), which is in charge of the Constitución train station, in order to request documents, staff payroll, and films that could provide new evidence.
Sources said that the main suspect could be linked to a mafia gang that manages prostitution and drug-trafficking, and also provides protection to the stores located at the train station. They also said the murderer might have been hired, along with a gang, by railway union leaders to avoid the railway blockade on Wednesday.
Gendarmerie was looking for fingerprints or the weapon that could have been used by the gang, which has been doing these kinds of jobs for years, pressuring the sector's companies.