A former intelligence officials gave investigators three boxes of audio and video recordings, archives and documents, all alleged evidence of illegal spying activities by intelligence agency DAS, local media reported Wednesday.
The boxes allegedly contain files, audio and video recordings, CDs, and disks, with evidence of the intelligence service’s illlegal spying on suspected government opponents, including Supreme Court judges, journalists, politicians and human rights workers.
The suspect, former DAS spy chief William Romero, told investigators from the Prosecutor General’s Office that in 2008 he was ordered to destroy the material by the now jailed ex intelligence chief of the DAS, Fernando Tabares.
According to Caracol Noticias, who received a statement by Romero regarding the evidence, the former DAS official said that instead of destroying the evidence he hid it in the house of family members. He says he hopes his collaboration will help him make a plea bargain with prosecutors.