Werner Mauss in der Internationalen Presse  

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40 Years of Fighting Crime – A Pioneer in the Fight Against Criminality

German Press


6th December 2000 by Peter Issig

„With the Chancellor’s Backing“

His name is Mauss, Werner Mauss, the most controversial of German detectives. AZ editor Peter Issig met him – secretly, of course. Secret agent Werner Mauss is a legend. He is the German version of James Bond; a little older than Pierce Brosnan, not as elegant as Sean Connery, but much more controversial and always on secret service.


Bild Zeitung

Berliner Zeitung

16th July 1998

Guerrillas and Politicians Sign Agreement

WÜRZBURG/MAINZ, 15th July. Representatives of Colombia’s economic, political and social sectors have signed an agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN). The agreement, signed in Mainz, is intended to pave the way for the introduction of a comprehensive peace process in a country that has seen 34 years of civil war.


Die Zeit

14th May 1998 - Interview

The Agent Who Went into the Warm

Proceedings against Werner Mauss in Colombia are to be suspended. He has decided to remain in the country for the time being, however. An encounter with a man used to living life on the edge. The voice at the other end of the line sounds nervous. He makes clear that if he is going to agree to an interview, this will be only under one condition – no one is to find out his whereabouts.


Die Welt

Der Spiegel

26th of June 2000, No. 26/2000, pp. 71,72 and 73

In Monsieur’s Net - by Andreas Ulrich

With the discovery of a great amount of jewellery in an old house, one of Germany’s most spectacular crimes may be about to be solved – a thriller, involving millions, and the jeweller named Düe.


Der Tagesspiegel

1st August 1999 by Armin Lehmann/Robert Birnbaum

The Guerrillas trust the German Government

German private detective Werner Mauss and the Civil War in Columbia
Private detective Mauss on his activities in Columbia and the role of Schmidbauer, ex-minister at the Federal Chancellery
Herr Mauss, do you know Paul Schäfer?



Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Regional talks accepted in Colombia / Germany’s role

miz. BOGOTA, February 20. Although the past weeks have witnessed repeated outbreaks of heavy fighting in various parts of the country between the Colombian armed forces and the two largest guerrilla groups, the Ejército Nacional de Liberación (ELN) and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), some hints of slow progress in the negotiations between them and the government in Bogotá are beginning to emerge. Negotiations with the leadership of the ELN, the most radical of the leftist guerrilla groups, have tended to be regarded as one of the major stumbling blocks to peace in Colombia, a country that has been torn by civil war for more than 30 years.


Frankfurter Rundschau

20th July 1998 by Helmut Lölhöffel

„Mauss clicks in new role“

Since his cover was blown the agent has been enjoying the limelight
Eyes alert, Werner Mauss scrutinises his surroundings and everyone who is part of them. The change of role that has seen him emerge from the shadows into the light of publicity, from underground agent to peacemaker, is one he is comfortable with and clearly enjoying.

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Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

Mannheimer Morgen

5th September 1992, page 1
By Martin Tangl of our editorial staff

Did the Jeweller Send the Killer?
Murder Trial in Istanbul / New Leads in Düe Case

Was it jeweller René Düe himself who arranged the robbery at his Hanover jewellery business in October 1981? More than ten years on, a murder trial in Istanbul is shedding new light on the spectacular case.


Rhein Zeitung


Süddeutsche Zeitung

SZ (Süddeutsche Zeitung) 7th October 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.



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