The Colombian Inspector General for Criminal Matters said Monday that the high level of corruption that threatens the state is no longer the work of individuals but of systematically organized networks.
Jaimes believes it is important to strengthen the tools of the Investigative Unit of the Inspector General’s office in order to ensure success in the juduicial process.
“Increasingly the Investigative Unit has corruption under the microscope, but is unable to isolate individual players. This is because it’s not individual or personal corruption but rather systematic corruption that is entrenched at all levels of public administration,” Jaimes explained
Recently Prosecutor General Guillermo Mendoza Diago likened the scale of the corruption to that in certain African nations, saying “Colombia is on track for something like what happened in Nigeria or other countries, where they are now worse off than when they were English colonies, because of corruption”.