Venezuelan officer reported to have spied on Colombia
The Venezuelan spy Colombian authorities uncovered last May
played his role over the last five years and performed espionage
activities in connection with Colombian military and civil
personalities, including former President César Gaviria,
local media reported, as quoted by DPA.
The case was unveiled last August 14, when El Tiempo daily in Bogotá published a report disclosing the identity of the alleged spy, but in its latest edition weekly newspaper Cambio provided further details.
"Venezuelan colonel Carlos Hernández conducted, during five years, from Bucaramanga, a spying network that kept track of Colombian military officers, politicians and journalists," Cambio reported.
Colombian authorities uncovered Hernández when his personal computer failed and was repaired. The Colombian secret police DAS subsequently checked over his computer and examined the files he kept.
According to the report, Hernández masterminded a plan to access the Colombian Second Army Division headquarters in Bucaramanga, which was the largest military garrison in Colombian until two years ago.
Hernández also kept track of former minister Juan Manual Santos, one of the most corrosive critics of President Hugo Chávez and former President César Gaviria.
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