BUENOS AIRES – Three people were arrested in connection with the sale of drugs at an electronic music festival in Buenos Aires at which five young people died after taking drugs over the weekend, prosecutors told EFE on Thursday.
The suspects, who were arrested in the past few hours, “are being investigated within the framework of other charges,” prosecutors said.
Judicial officials have not identified the suspects or revealed whether they were at the Time Warp Festival, where five males between the ages of 20 and 25 died after apparently taking designer drugs.
The suspects are an Argentine, a Colombian and a Dominican, police told the official Telam news agency.
Five other people, including a teenager, who attended the festival are still hospitalized.
Investigators are examining the composition of the substances consumed by the young people, allegations that drugs were freely available at the event and security at the venue.
Time Warp organizer Adrian Conci and 27 other people, including several officials, have been ordered to provide statements to Federal Judge Sebastian Casanello, who is handling the case.