Ex-Spy Chief Wanted in Colombia for Wiretaps Surrenders

January 31, 2015 11:11 PM

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The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency ended several years on the run and surrendered to face charges of spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe.

Maria del Pilar Hurtado late Friday turned herself over to authorities in Panama, where she fled in 2010. She was taken on a pre-dawn flight to Bogota, where a judge ordered her to be jailed at the chief prosecutor's office while charges are considered.

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