By: M.L. Stein
INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THAT as many as a dozen drug lords and Queens, N.Y., businessmen connected to drug trafficking and money laundering conspired to murder journalist Manuel de Dios Unanue, New York Newsday has reported.
Sources, who were not named, said they were confident detectives and federal agents have identified the key figures in the case and will be able to arrest and bring them to trial.
At the time of his death (he was shot twice in the back of the head in a Queens restaurant), the former editor of El Diario/La Prensa, New York City’s largest Spanish-language newspaper, had been working on Spanish-language magazine articles that named drug dealers and money launderers connected to the Colombian cocaine trade who fronted as businessmen in the borough of Queens.