New Project For Criminal Reform Allows The Intervention Of Undercover Agents In Corruption Cases

On January 3, 2017, the President Evo Morales announced a number of legal reforms to be presented by the government to Congress, which focus primarily on decreasing the judicial delay and strengthening the fight against corruption. One proposal is a new systemized Criminal Code which, as an innovative reform, will allow the use of undercover agents in corruption investigations.

The current Criminal Code (Law No. 1970/1999) permits the use of undercover agents only in investigations into drug trafficking and human trafficking. Other regulations permit their use in the supervision of public transportation (Supreme Decree 240/2010) and internal police...

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