“When Rafael Correa was president of the Republic if we did not obey, we had a problem for sure.” With that phrase, the five hours of anticipated testimony given by Raúl Ch., Agent of the National Secretariat of Intelligence (Senain) since 2010, began within the process that is followed by the alleged kidnapping of Fernando Balda, in Colombia.
The agent’s electronic security experience got him started in the Senain by identifying tweeters who were demonstrating against the government.
For this reason, on May 3, 2012, Pablo Romero, head of the Senain, entrusts him with his first mission: to go to Medellín with an invitation to infiltrate a meeting in which the former president of Colombia Álvaro Uribe and Ecuadorian opponents would be, Shelf.
Raúl Ch. Said that he made contact with Balda, who told him that he had computer hacking equipment that could interest him. He introduced himself as an entrepreneur dedicated to electronic security and spoke several times with the activist until May 7, 2012.
The videos, photos and audios that Raul Ch. Got in that meeting were delivered in the 001 report to Romero. “Brother, at this moment I let the president know,” his superior told him, and two days later he told him: “Mouse (as they told Raúl Ch.), The president is very grateful for the information you brought him” .
These data, according to the agent, would have been exposed by Correa on the Saturday of June 2, 2012. May 2012 was closed with two visits of Raúl Ch. To Colombia and a shipment of $ 2,000 to Balda for the alleged negotiation.
On June 5, 2012, Raúl Ch. Returns to Colombia and they tell him to be careful because Rommy Vallejo, an adviser to Correa, would also be in Bogotá. The next day he learned that an operation had been carried out with the Colombian police to arrest Balda, but he was released because he made some “high level” calls.
By June 29, the agent returns to Bogotá, but this time accompanied by Jessica F., another defendant in the case. For the sixth trip of the agent, on August 6, 2012, the mission changes and is called Operation Wilson or Balloon. Romero explains to Raúl Ch. That Correa is upset about what Balda says on social networks. And that would have arranged for it to be brought as it may to Balda.
As Raúl Ch. Showed distrust of the order, Romero would have called Correa and let him speak on the loudspeaker. The president would have told him that “the skinny one” (Romero) already knows what they are going to do and that he has all his political, economic and institutional support. On August 9, 2012, Raúl Ch.
Pays $ 28,000 to some soldiers to move Balda from Bogotá to a barracks in Ipiales. There they would leave it and the Ecuadorian authorities would take care of it. On August 13, Raúl Ch. Learns that the operation failed, because Balda called him to tell him that after they separated in the night they made the so-called “millionaire ride” and that they stole the $ 3,000 that he had dice. The agent left Bogota the next day.
The first call he received in Quito was that of Romero asking what happened in Bogota and what is pending that he is going to call him “Carlitos”, a pseudonym with which he identified Correa. The following was that of General Diego Mejía. Thinking that it was Mejía who was still calling him from an unknown number, Raúl Ch.
Did not answer five calls. In doing so, it was Correa asking him if he was okay. Correa would have tried to calm him down: “Quiet, mate, everything will be fine, the skinny one already has instructions. You have all the political, economic and institutional support. ” (I) What is known Strap ReactionThe exmandatario Rafael Correa denied yesterday that as president he has comunicado con el expolicía Raúl Ch. por el secuestro de Balda.
“¡Brillante! Realmente ya insultan nuestra inteligencia … “, sostuvo a través de Twitter. Manifestó, además, que “dolosamente” confundió la Dirección Nacional de Inteligencia, de la Policía, con la Secretaría Nacional de Inteligencia (Senain). “Incluso llegaron a decir que los cheques eran de la Presidencia …”.
Llamada a RomeroJessica F. en su testimonio anticipado dijo que no sabía de la operación para traer a Fernando Balda a Ecuador hasta un día antes de que se diera la acción. Aseguró que llamó a Pablo Romero para exigir respuestas, porque ella no fue para realizar las acciones que sabía que no era legal en territorio extranjero. Dinero en efectivoRaúl Ch. dijo que el dinero usado en su viaje a Colombia por el tema de Fernando Balda le fue entregado en efectivo por la Senain.
Dijo que en esta operación se usaba $ 60,000 y que no tenía el conocimiento que también se procesó Jorge E. y que nunca hizo la parte de los hechos en Colombia al general Fausto Tamayo, exdirector de Inteligencia de la Policía. Cartas de Raúl Ch.Raúl Ch. aseguró que ante las misivas que enviar a la Presidencia pidiendo ayuda por los procesos judiciales en el caso Balda, el 30 de diciembre de 2015 recibió respuesta por escrito de Alexis Mera, secretario jurídico de la Presidencia. En un papel sellado, significa que las cosas anexadas. (YO) 5horas duró la diligencia en la que ayer declaró Raúl Ch.
Lo importante es que lo conoció por qué viajó Raúl Ch. a Colombia, qué clase de objetivo pasó a ser Balda y cuándo la operación cambió de objetivo y decidieron traerlo como mar.Diego Chimbo, abogado de Raúl Ch. Ayer desaparece Raúl Ch. de la 4 y nadie sabe a dónde fue. Hoy aparece con un libreto aprendido con fechas, horas, días con precisión, cuando no puede recordar su número de teléfono.Caupolicán Ochoa, abogado de Correa.