“The intelligence law allows the figure of undercover agents and they are essential to confront and dismantle violent groups,” said Pérez, pointing out that these tasks “They are done in a very strict way.”
“Whoever has a complaint has the right to make it, but attributing to a public servant to whom the State puts him in a risky situation that he would commit criminal acts seems to me to be inappropriate “, he sentenced.
Finally, the minister clarified that despite the controversy “it is a law that will continue to be applied because the underlying interest is that the State has a mechanism to be able to dismantle the most violent groups and it had very good results.”
Minister Pérez: “That it has been discovered is undoubtedly a flaw that we have to overcome”
In this regard, Minister Pérez commented this morning that “What was being done here (the infiltrated policeman) was an absolutely necessary task, essential for the authorities to be able to make decisions with adequate information.”
The chief of staff added more details, noting that “He was ordered to infiltrate an organization and be able to detect those who were attacking, using weapons, using Molotov cocktails and I think it was a good function. That he was discovered, without a doubt is a flaw that we have to overcome, but that person does not has committed crimes. “
Added to this are the words issued this morning by the government spokesman, Jaime Bellolio, who said that “the infiltrated agents are part of the Intelligence Law, not only in our country, but also in other countries that have a Intelligence Law “.