Colombian DAS Agents Implicated in Human Trafficking Network

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Two agents of Colombia’s intelligence service (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad, or DAS) stationed in the Valle de Cauca department were dismissed this week after an investigation revealed their involvement in a human trafficking plot. 

According to the DAS website, Jorge Eliecer Vega Diaz and Cristian Jair Gonzalez Burbano worked with a dance academy in the city of Cali to smuggle people into the United States illegally.  Using their position, the agents were able to falsify immigration documents, making it appear as if the trafficked persons had been entered the country through legal means. 

While the details of the case remain murky, Colombia’s El Tiempo reports that the DAS has dismissed nine agents in the past 21 months from the same department.

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