U.S. Ends Aid to Colombian Anti-Drug Agency Accused Of Illegal Wiretapping
Washington, DC, United States (AHN) – The U.S. government cut off its assistance this week to a Colombian anti-drug law enforcement agency after allegations of illegal spying.
Officials in the administration of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe are implicated in some of the allegations.
The Colombian government already has signaled its intention to dismantle the agency, called DAS, or the Administrative Department of Security.
U.S. financial and technological assistance for Colombia’s effort against drug lords will continue, but it will be transferred to the National Police and other agencies, said U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield.
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