The National Police will replace intelligence agency DAS as Colombian partner of international police organization Interpol on October 1.
“The National Government decided that the Central National Office of Interpol will be at the National Police of Colombia from the first of October of this year,” National Police commissioner Oscar Naranjo announced Monday.
Interpol had requested in May to no longer deal with the DAS as the intelligence agency is surrounded by scandals involving the illegal wiretapping of government critics and deals with paramilitary death squads and is accused of actively being involved in drug trafficking.
President Alvaro Uribe recently announced the DAS will be dismantled and a new intelligence agency will assume its responsibilities. The service was already disallowed to conduct wiretap operations and can now no longer conduct investigations for Interpol.