Confession deciphers the kidnapping of Balda
Police intelligence agent Raúl Ch. Delivered evidence that changed the fate of the trial for the plagiarism of the politician in Colombia in 2012. With these tests, he became involved in the criminal proceedings against the Senain, Pablo Romero, and the investigation could reach other areas.
Now the case is in the hands of the new State Attorney General, Edwin Pérez. A kind of crumb road (tracks) left the agent of the Intelligence of the Police, Raúl Ch., For years later to discover the kidnapping of the politician Fernando Balda, the first covert operation of Ecuador in foreign soil that is known.
Now a confession serves for the Prosecutor’s Office to include the former National Secretary of Intelligence (Senain), Pablo Romero, in the criminal proceeding that takes place in Ecuador. Prosecutor Jimena Mena said there are indications that Romero would participate.
At least there are 7 presumptions that lead the investigation to the Senain, although Balda says that the road will reach the former president Rafael Correa.
Raul Ch. During 15 years specialized in the Police. His preferred cases were electronic and cybernetic counterintelligence. His actions are not known until the beginning of 2012, when he had the mission of locating Balda in Bogotá (Colombia) to “change his ideology”.
Balda was a dark opponent of the government of Rafael Correa and against him there was a condemnation for slander against the former president. To avoid his arrest, he fled to Colombia.
The first indication was the confession of Raúl Ch., Who told the Prosecutor’s Office that this mission was given to him by the Senain, and that in his operations abroad he was accompanied by two intelligence agents: Jessica F. and Jorge E., who they gave support and protection.
The intelligence agent not only won Balda’s trust, he also secretly planned his kidnapping. In August 2012 they tried to plagiarize Balda, but they failed and the Colombian police arrested the 3 suspects.
The traces that show that Raúl Ch. made those illegal operations are conclusive. He did not even bother to change his name to hire the kidnappers, pay hotels and vehicles that were used for the crime. All receipts are in his name and it is a second proof in the case.
The third element is also almost irrefutable. There is a record of $ 60 thousand given to Raúl Ch. With checks from Banco del Pacífico and signed by the president’s official, María Donoso. That money was given when this agent was in Bogotá.
The Colombian Justice took those evidences and undertook a trial against the 3 Ecuadorian police officers who acted in their territory by kidnapping a person. The situation was complicated and then Raúl Ch. Asked for support to former Secretary of Intelligence Romero and former President Rafael Correa.
The intelligence agent met and recorded his conversations with Romero. He also sent letters to the former head of state to avoid his sentence in the justice of Colombia.
Attorney Diego Chimbo advised Raul Ch. To turn over all this information and become a collaborator of the Office of the Prosecutor. That happened and now it is sustenance of the accusation of the Public Ministry. Chimbo also says that in those audios the names of Correa are heard; of the former Minister of the Interior, José Serrano, and former Police Commander, Fausto Tamayo, today arrested for collecting money for the passes of his junior police.
Serrano indicated that he did not know about Balda’s kidnapping or any operation in Colombia. He said he only knew about the deportation that the Colombian government executed in October 2012.
Meanwhile, Correa on his Twitter account criticized Balda as a political persecutor. The Senain had a direct line with the Presidency, as stipulated in the Decree of its creation and the Security Law of 2009.
The Secretary General of Intelligence was one of the most trusted men of the President, he did not depend on another institution and worked autonomously. With the new evidence, the criminal process is now in the hands of the prosecutor and the trial in the National Court. It is expected that Raúl Ch. Confess before a judge who ordered him to kidnap Balda. (I)