Police in southern Chile have arrested a former secret service agent sentenced to jail for human rights abuses during the military government led by General Augusto Pinochet. He had been on the run since being convicted two years ago of the murders of two left-wing activists in 1984.
Anti-drugs police were carrying out an operation in the area, in Araucanía province, after being tipped off that a load of narcotics was about to come through the Argentine border.
Human rights activists have celebrated the arrest of the fugitive agent and called for the authorities to carry on looking for other people convicted for torturing and killing dissidents in the 1970s and 80s.
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