The gang responsible for the assassination of Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg in 2009 was linked to over 20 members of the National Civil Police (PNC), according to Prensa Libre paper.
The daily published an article on investigations by the Public Ministry and the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) on the crime committed on May 10, 2009, which later unleashed a political crisis.
During the investigations, cell phones and calls by those accused were analyzed. In addition, there are videos on the criminal behaviour of the gang's members, as well as training on the use of firearms, it added.
Each member had over 500 contacts in their phones, and there names such as Commissioner, Commissioner 2, Investigator, among others.
The still unfinished inquiries corroborate links between the gang and members of the Government Ministry, and the police divisions of Criminal Investigation and Anti-narcotics Analysis and Information, the source added.
Investigators believe such contacts allowed them act with impunity while kidnapping, murdering, and stealing drugs, money and arms, it sustained.