April 29, 2014
Haji Gulalai ran intelligence operations in Afghanistan’s largest city after the U.S. invaded in 2001, and later ran the spy service’s crude detention and interrogation branch before disappearing in 2009.
He now lives, along with extended family, in a pink two-story house in the Los Angeles suburbs, The Washington Post reports.
A senior Western diplomat described Gulalai as Afghanistan’s ‘torturer in chief,” adding that he was “a big wheel in a machine that ground up a lot of people.”
Gulalai led the National Directorate of Security (NDS), which was funded, trained, and equipped by the CIA.