Costa Rican political police rocked by high-level corruption scandal

DIS scandal

DIS scandal

For years, Costa Rica’s unions and opposition activists have accused the country’s political police, the Dirección de Inteligencia y Seguridad (DIS), of illegally spying on lawful political activity. Yet their allegations never made it into the US State Department’s annual human rights reports on Costa Rica. The Department’s latest report claims that the country’s “civilian authorities generally maintained effective control of the security forces”. Last November, however, government investigators uncovered an enormous money-laundering cartel operating inside DIS, whose head was no other than the organization’s Deputy Director, Roberto Guillén. Guillén, who was forced to step down on November 25, employed DIS computers to access private information of unsuspecting citizens, and used the data to launder nearly half a million dollars in illegal transfers to himself and others. Following the revelations, Costa Rican police raided the DIS offices in San José and confiscated numerous documents and computer drives. The high-level nature of the scandal has prompted a scheduled visit to Costa Rica by Ronald Noble, General Secretary of INTERPOL. Noble will be meeting this week with a number of Costa Rican government officials, including DIS Director José Torres. Meanwhile, the voices calling for an outright abolition of DIS are increasing. Last week, Costa Rica’s Chief Prosecutor, Francisco Dall’Anesse, contended that the country, which does not have a permanent military, “does not need an espionage body”. [IA]

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One Response to Costa Rican political police rocked by high-level corruption scandal

  1. GARY CHRISTENSEN’S FANTASTIC ENGLISH & TV NEWS PROGRAM – Broadcast Live From San Jose Costa Rica

    GARY CHRISTENSEN’S FANTASTIC ENGLISH & TV NEWS PROGRAM – Broadcast Live From San Jose Costa Rica

    AFTER MONTHS OF WORKING WITH ANONYMOUS GOVERNMENT DIRECTORS (ICE, THE SECRET SERVICE) AND WORKERS WHO SUPPLIED US INFORMATION, INTERVIEWS WITH VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES OUR SMALL TV REPORTS ON NATIONAL TV HERE FINALLY PRODUCED FRUIT CONCERNING THE SECRET PRESIDENTIAL TERROR POLICE ORGANIZATION (LA DIS) OF LAURA CHINCHILLA,OSCAR ARIAS AND RODRIGO ARIAS, “LA DIS”, LA DIRECCION DE INTELIGENCIA Y SEGURIDAD.

    A SPY RING OF EXTORTION AND BLACKMAIL WAS UNCOVERED, WHERE ONE OF THE MEANS OF THREAT TO EXTORT MONEY WAS TO THREATEN THE FUTURE OF CHILDRENS EDUCATION, WHICH HOWEVER WAS NOT MENTIONED IN THE NEWSPAPERS. THEY ARE CONTROLLED BY THE PRESIDENTS OFFICE

    HERE THE PRESIDENTIAL POLICE THREATEN AND INTIMIDATE WHOM EVER THEY WISH.

    THEY CONTROL MOST ALL OF THE MEDIA, EXCEPT FOR MY PROGRAM.
    IT IS AN ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE COME TRUE
    THE ENTIRE COUNTRY WHICH IS UNDER THE REIGN OF THE SECRET POLICE HAVE BEEN ENFORCING BLACKLISTING OF OUR PROGRAM BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE.

    THE PRESIDENTAL POLICE (LA DIS) AND ALL OF THE MEDIA HERE IS CRUSHING ALL INFORMATION AS TO THE FUNCTION OF THE 300 SPIES IN THE OFFICE OF ICE (THE SECRET SERVICE).
    LA DIS OFFICE IS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE

    NOVEMBER 25, 2010 WE WILL MAKE AN INTERNATIONAL PLEA, IN FACEBBOOK FOR A CALL FOR ACTION FROM THE WORLD COMMUNITY TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD BY SENDING MESSAGES TO THE UNITED NATIONS, OAS, AND THE INTERAMERICANA COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

    THANK YOU GARY,

    http://WWW.GARYCHRISTENSENSHOW.COM

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