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Military officer admits spying

November 18, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Peruvian officials said an air force officer has confessed to passing national security secrets to Chile.

Peru's chief Cabinet minister, Javier Velasquez, told America Television that proof of spying includes an Internet address in Chile, money transfers and travel itineraries.

Victor Ariza, 45, and another unidentified member of the air force were charged with revealing national secrets, espionage and money laundering.

Velasquez said others were involved in the spying ring, including Chilean military officers.

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