Colombia: Over 350 Corrupt Military Personnel Exposed in Undercover Operation

Per a whistleblower, the military is a "mafia structure" that makes deals with drug gangs and paramilitaries, as well as conducting espionage against journalists and activists.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Colombian political weekly magazine 'Semana' has exposed an intelligence investigation within the army called 'Operation Command Staff,' which has been tracking corrupt military personnel since 2017. The findings: 16 generals, 218 officers, and 122 non-commissioned officers who have embezzled army funds or sold intelligence and logistics to paramilitary drug organizations.

The fight against corruption in the military was one of NATO's prerequisites for Colombia's accession to the organization in 2018.

However, the secret operation was discontinued in 2019 after President Iván Duque replaced the military leadership. Under the new army commander . . .

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