The son of late drug lord Pablo Escobar says he is "outraged" that he and his mother have been charged with money-laundering in Argentina – a move he described as judicial "bullying" based on their identities.
"I am outraged and dismayed because I feel that all our human rights are being violated," Juan Sebastián Marroquín Santos told the La Nación newspaper. "We are definitely not seeing due process."
Marroquín Santos, 41, has been living in Argentina since December 1994. He and his mother, María Isabel Santos Caballero (the name was adopted by Victoria Henao Vallejos, the wife of the leader of the Medellín cartel), face charges of laundering drug money, though they have not been remanded in custody by Néstor Barral, the federal judge in charge of the case in Morón, Buenos Aires province.
Former Boca Juniors player Mauricio "Chicho" Serna has also been charged.