The Yugoslav consul general here, indicted for allegedly laundering $1.5 million, gave diplomatic cover to two men involved in smuggling documents and computer information to Yugoslavia, officials said.

An affidavit by Louise Hodess, a U.S. Customs Service agent, alleges that Bahrudin Bijedic, Chicago consul general, provided cover for the men, both of whom are American citizens, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.According to the affidavit, one of the men, Yugoslav-born Vjekoslov Spanjol, of Plano, Texas, was "the second in command of Yugoslavian Intelligence in the United States."

The other man was identified as Hubert F. Cole.