SZ (Süddeutsche Zeitung) 07.10.1999
“Mauss can enter country”
Munich – On the 17th of June 1999, the SZ carried a report from the EFE news agency which claimed that German “private” agent Werner Mauss had been barred from entering Colombia because of accusations that he had paid ransoms for the release of hostages held by guerrillas without the knowledge of the Colombian government. EFE has since corrected this error by confirming that, according to information obtained from the Colombian immigration authority DAS, Herr Mauss is not barred from entering the country.
Mauss and his wife were legally acquitted of all charges against them on the 20th of May 1998. The decision states that at no point were Herr or Frau Mauss guilty of any violation of Colombian law and that their imprisonment was illegal.
With kind permission of the Süddeutsche Zeitung