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Another Chilean under investigation for photographing a Peru military base
By Manuel Vigo
February 2, 2012
Another Chilean citizen has been arrested, under suspicions he was operating as a spy in Peru.
According to El Comercio, a tennis coach invited the 19-year old Nicolas Pizarro Manduca, in order to attend a tennis match at the Circulo Militar, in Tacna.
Allegedly Pizarro jumped over a wall into the adjacent army barracks, and began taking photographs of a restricted area.
When the Chilean was approached by police, the young man refused to surrender his camera, reported El Comercio.
Pizarro’s parents claim their son was only taking pictures of the stables inside the military facility.
According to local media, Pizarro was taken to a local police station for questioning.
Pizarro is the second Chilean to be detained this week, under suspicions of being a spy.
34-year old Maximiliano Seraina Gutierrez was detained on Monday near El Pato air force base in Piura.
He was found carrying a camera and several maps of the local area.
Gutierrez said he was touring Latin America on his bicycle, and that a mechanical issue had led him to camp near the air base.
Peru’s Minister of Defense, Alberto Otárola said the case was under investigation by the Public Ministry, and said Seraina would not be allowed to leave the country until the issue had been resolved.
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Total coments: 1
Commented By: Chachito
On: August 24, 2012. 4:59 pm
This only shows how insecure Chile feels, they've spent tons of $$$ on upgrading their armed forces, yet seems to me all that $$$ spent may not be enough that they have to rely on old fashion spy games !!!
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