Colombia’s Inspector General Alejandro Ordóñez says he detected 32
alleged cases of corruption and announced a special “search block” to
In his first hearing before Congress, the Inspector General revealed he “took the decision to form a block with high quality investigators and I am fully confident they will show complete transparency in these investigations.”
The Inspector General however wouldn’t give any further information about the alleged corruption cases he had detected or the search block he formed.
Ordóñez did complain his department lacked resources to effectively monitor corruption and announced he will sign a US$3 million treaty with the U.S. to improve methods to detect possible corruption cases.
Ordóñez earlier stopped investigating Social Welfare Minister Diego Palacio and ambassador to Rome Sabas Pretelt de la Vega for allegedly bribing former congresswoman Yidis Medina to allow the 2006 re-election of President Álvaro Uribe. The two officials are still investigated by the Prosecution.