The former head of the secret services of Venezuela, Hugo El Pollo Carvajal, implied on Monday to we can leadership in illegal activities related to that country, as explained legal sources.
Carvajal appeared for something more than an hour before Judge Manuel García-Castellón. He did it at his own request, after transmitting to the court that he was willing to provide information of interest for Spanish justice. Carvajal accompanied his request for appearance of an application to be considered protected witness, a measure on which there is still no judicial decision.
The cause in which it was quoted was opened after its arrest in Spain in 2019 and was oriented towards the international ties of ETA that could uncover. He today offered information related to Hizbulá. However, in the Declaration, Carvajal offered data on another matter, we can, whose financing by the Chavista regime had already been under the magnifying glass of the researchers.
Legal sources ensured that the declaration of the former Head of Venezuelan espionage contained assertions "of great relevance" on the formation founded by Pablo Iglesias, but that were made without documentary support.
The Instructor Judge has given a short term to the former Intelligence Chief to bring together documents that support their affirmations about illegalities that would splash we can and other data on terrorism. According to those sources, Carvajal promised to do so, mentioning information that he had in several pendrives and that affected several countries.
The appearance of today -clared secret and that Carvajal came accompanied by his lawyer but not as accused, could involve the reopening of the proceedings that the audience launched in 2016 on the financing of we can. That cause did not prosper - approved press cuts to the complaint - and was provisionally archived. Now I could relive if Judge García-Castellón estimates that what Carvajal provides has enough entity.
The movement of the chicken to collaborate with justice comes when it is on the verge of being extradited to the US, where it is claimed for drug trafficking. The former trusted man of Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro was captured last week, after spending more than a hidden year to avoid the delivery agreed by the audience.
After the arrest, in addition to presenting all possible resources at the national audience and the Supreme Court to stop its delivery, Carvajal returned to offer its collaboration. That same offer made her after the first arrest of him when he arrived in Spain. Then the aid proposal of him focused on ETA and FARC connections. After his passage by prison, he changed strategy. He appeared at the audience as he was committed, but the collaboration remained at all. Legal sources consider that, if now, collaboration is effective, Carvajal could delay the delivery of it.
During the last few days, Carvajal had moved to his surroundings that he was willing to tell data on the alleged irregular financing of we can through Venezuela. He assured that he could also accredit the intervention of Cuban authorities.
Likewise, it was available to provide data on with the payments received by the former ambassador in Venezuela during the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Raúl Morodo. In this line, he maintains that he has at his disposal a pendrive with information on these facts.Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 03:11