This Month in History: Spy Chieftain Resigned Following Drug Smuggling Implications Reply

July 1989:  General German Barreiro Carames, head of the Directorate General of Intelligence (DGI), resigned.  Apparently, he was implicated in cocaine smuggling.  Barreiro had replaced Jose Mendez Cominches.  Originally a Counterintelligence Officer, over time Barreiro’s duties grew to include membership in the Central Committee and the Popular Assembly.

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