Eugenio Berríos

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Person.png Eugenio Berríos  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(biochemist, spook)
Born(November 14, 1947
DiedNovember 15, 1992 (Age 45)
Cause of death
extrajudicial execution

Eugenio Berríos Sagredo (November 14, 1947 – November 15, 1992) was a Chilean biochemist who worked for the Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional (DINA). Berríos was charged with carrying out Proyecto Andrea in which Pinochet ordered the production of sarin, a nerve agent used by the DINA. Sarin gas leaves no trace and victims' deaths closely mimic heart attacks.[1] Other biochemical weapons produced by Berríos included anthrax and botulism.[2]

Berríos also allegedly produced cocaine for Pinochet, who then sold it to Europe and the United States.[2] In the late 1970s, at the height of the Beagle Crisis between Chile and Argentina, Berríos is reported to have worked on a plan to poison the water supply of Buenos Aires.[3][4]

Wanted by the Chilean authorities for involvement in the Letelier case, he escaped to Uruguay in 1991, at the beginning of the Chilean transition to democracy, and what has been identified as his corpse was found in 1995 near Montevideo.

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