IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Autor)
Information on the discovery of an
international stolen vehicle scandal involving a Colonel Cabrera
and/or a Pedro Murillo in 1994 could not be found among the sources
consulted by the DIRB.
At least two sources name a Colonel Arnoldo
Cabrera as an active chief of police in northern Honduras in or
about 1994. A Miami Herald article of 20 August 1994
describes him as the "police chief in the northwestern region."
Central America Report refers to him in a 29 May 1995
report as a "police chief in northern Honduras," accused by an
Ad-Hoc Commission for the Prevention and Fight Against Violence and
Crime "of being both incapable and an accomplice in impunity,"
adding that "[i]n particular the commission expressed its concern
about the appearance of paramilitary groups...disbanded in early
April" (7). In its 9 June 1995 issue, Central America
Report states that "Colonel Arnoldo Cabrera, number two in the
Public Security Force (FUSEP) has been removed from his post just
weeks after he was severely criticized by the Ad-Hoc Commission for
the Prevention and Fight Against Violence and Crime" (8). However,
none of these reports refers to his involvement with international
This Response was prepared after
researching publicly accessible information currently available to
the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is
not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any
particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Central America Report
[Guatemala City]. 9 June 1995. "Honduras: Police Chief
_____. 29 May 1995. "Honduras: Policing
the Crime Wave."
Miami Herald. 20 August 1994.
"Police Chief Admits to Corrupt Officers." (Central America
NewsPak [Austin, Tex.] 22 Aug.-4 Sept. 1994, p. 8)