WBA Distance Organization From Caballero After Drugs Arrest

By Elisinio Castillo

The World Boxing Association has quickly distanced their organization from charismatic Panamanian boxer Celestino 'Pelenchin' Caballero.

As reported earlier, Caballero was arrested on Thursday after law officers discovered 10 kilos of what they suspect is cocaine in the boxer's vehicle during a traffic stop.

A prosecutor for the local Attorney General's Office, which handles drug related crimes, said Caballero was apprehended on a highway transporting 10 packages that are allegedly filled with cocaine in a Toyota Corolla with plate number AJ 3359.  During a search of the vehicle, they found 5 kilos in the trunk, hidden within a toolbox, and then another 5 kilos were found in a plastic bag.


The drug have a street value of $600,000 USD. The boxer was alone in the car and did not resist officers.

Celetsino Caballero, cocaine

Caballero was taken to a local police sub-station and then he will be handed over a united specializing in drug prosecutions.

The former two-division world champion announced his retirement in November of 2014, due to a retina injury after 43 fights with 37 wins.

He was a WBA world champion at super bantamweight and featherweight.

The sanctioning body had recently brought Caballero on board as their Deputy Director for the Committee for Integral Development and Security of Boxers.

Caballero has now been officially removed from that position, at least until the outcome of the legal situation with authorities in Panama. 

The WBA stages numerous functions per year in their battle against drugs - including their annual KO To Drugs event. 

"We deeply regret the situation that Caballero is going through. We hope it is a misunderstanding and that he can move forward, but as an entity that fights against drugs - and considering this situation - he should be removed from office until the situation is resolved," said Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, the President of the WBA.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jreckoning on 03-10-2016

VIVA EL PELENCHIN!! go get u some money!!!

Comment by richardt on 03-10-2016

WBA says "if this has all been a misunderstanding". Yeah, okay, whatever.

Comment by Chiboxing123 on 03-10-2016

damn caballero about that life...

Comment by turnedup on 03-10-2016

He's running keys for the WBA cartel? They are distancing themselves because he didn't hook them up with that panama raw baby. [B]WBA Prez[/B]: This mutha... had that good good shhh and i'm here doing lines of cut!!! Cut that…

Comment by Beercules on 03-10-2016

Free Cabarello :boxing:

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