Former Curacao secret service agent suspended during investigation of security leak

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The government of Curacao has launched an investigation into allegations against Lawrence Pietersz, a former agent of the Curacao Secret Service (VDC), formerly the Security Service Netherlands Antilles (VNA).

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Lawrence Pietersz

Last week, Pietersz was discredited after documents were leaked by the security service. He was suspended before the constitutional change, better known as 10-10-10 (October 10, 2010) and was then transferred to the Customs Department by former Curacao prime minister, Gerrit Schotte, and the former minister of finance, George Jamaloodin.

According to the documents, he was a mole for Schotte in the VDC. He was the one who gave classified information concerning the screening of various candidate ministers, including Schotte and Jamaloodin. Pietersz was reportedly present during a meeting with St Maarten’s political strongman Theo Heyliger and mafia boss Francesco Corallo.

According to a number of customs officers, there is more corruption in the Customs and there must be a major clean up in the department. The management was not available for comment.

Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle

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