ABC News | 10/27/2009 12:00:00 AM
Venezuela Accuses Colombia of Spying in Slay Probe
Oct 27--Venezuela accuses Colombians of spying while helping investigate killings of 10 men on border
Venezuela sent a diplomatic protest note saying officials of Colombia's DAS state security agency were "detected carrying out espionage work and attempting to bribe."
Venezuela did not give details in its statement but said authorities seized documents referring to a conspiracy to destabilize its government. It also demanded the DAS halt the espionage.
Colombia has offered help in investigating the slayings of 10 men — eight Colombians, a Venezuelan and a Peruvian — whose bodies were found in the Venezuelan border state of Tachira on Saturday. Venezuelan authorities have said relatives told them the men were kidnapped from a soccer field where their team was playing near the border Oct. 11.
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