As a sign of support, the meeting held this Wednesday at the Palacio de La Moneda by the minister and the undersecretary of the Interior, Izkia Siches and Manuel Monsalve, with the general director of Carabineros, Ricardo Yáñez, where they evaluated the media complaint electronic Interference where the director of Dipolcar, Luigi Lopresti, is accused of leading an attempt to “undermine the government.”
In the article published over the weekend, the intelligence chief general of the uniformed institution is accused of withdrawing support for the surveillance of the residences of President Gabriel Boric and the chief of staff, Izkia Siches, in addition to providing information sensitive to opposition figures rather than the Executive.
At the end of the meeting, Monsalve met the accusations, stating that the letter “does not provide any specific source.”
In addition, he specified that the government has at least three sources to verify the quality of the intelligence information it receives.
“First, General Lopresti delivers confidential intelligence information to the government, a copy of these reports is delivered to the General Director of Carabineros and also to the General Director of Order and Security, that is, the general director of the Carabineros receives exactly the same information that the undersecretary of the interior receives. Therefore, the veracity of the information already has two counterparts: the general director of Carabineros and the undersecretary of the Interior,” Monsalve said.
On the other hand, he pointed out that “every Monday there is a meeting in which the intelligence of the Investigative Police and the intelligence of the Carabineros participate. Therefore, There is a contrast in this meeting that is being held with the Undersecretary of the Interior for intelligence information from the two police institutions. And therefore, everyone sits at the table and the quality of the information that is being delivered can be compared”.
To this he added that the National Intelligence Agency is a civil entity that reports directly to the government on the background information that is relevant to the work of the Executive.
“It is very difficult for what is reported to happen without the government, the PDI or the ANI realizing it. There are procedures that guarantee the quality and accuracy of the intelligence information available to the government. Not only is there not a single source and known data in the report, but also it is not consistent with the procedures and working mechanisms that the government has with the different intelligence systems of the police and the ANI,” Monsalve stressed.
For his part, the general director of Carabineros, Ricardo Yáñez, pointed out that “We are absolutely subject to civil authority and particularly the government.
At the same time, he recalled that “there is a law that regulates the actions of intelligence agencies and therefore I want to point out that Given the serious accusations that were made, I immediately made the decision and ordered the intelligence director himself to file a complaint with the Public Ministry.”
Yáñez confirmed that as an institution “we are going to put all the information that is necessary or required by the Public Ministry to clarify This is because they are serious statements and they cannot damage the trust that exists between the government authority and the police, particularly Carabineros.”
Meanwhile, the head of the Interior, Izkia Siches, said that “we hope that the investigation of the Public Ministry, both the Carabineros and the Ministry of the Interior, account for the different background information that is required, especially considering that it is such a sensitive issue in relation to the director of Carabineros. There will be no changes in the short term unless the investigation reveals new information.”