Press conference on the search taking place in a shrimp farm near the border with Peru. (Photo: Dirnea)
Weapons seized in shrimp farm
Friday, March 23, 2012, 16:20 (GMT + 9)
In a search conducted on a shrimp farm located in Estero Chupadores, on the border with Peru, firearms, ammunition, a military uniform and even a bag of pyrotechnic games have been found.
The National Directorate of Water Areas (Dirnea) made a statement informing that the naval personnel were greeted with gunfire shots. For this reason, the agents were forced to answer back and "after fifteen minutes, the people who had been responsible for the shooting were neutralized."
During the procedure, which was joined by the official of Quick Solutions and Flagrancy of Puerto Bolivar, Silvia Zambrano, the authorities arrested seven people, who were transferred to Bolivar Port Captainship for them to be available to the Prosecution and the Judicial Police Agency, Andes Agency reported.
During the search the seized weapons were: an HK 7.62 caliber rifle, a Rugger rifle, a 7.62 caliber rifle, a 12 mm caliber repeater and a 22 caliber rifle. In addition, a 38 revolver, a nine-millimeter pistol, five communication pieces of equipment, five bulletproof vests, 175 7.62 caliber projectiles as well as 110 5.56 projectiles, a military uniform and a bag of pyrotechnic games were also seized.
A few days ago, on Tuesday 13 March, in the same province the Police Force seized 6959 95 caliber munitions, a Marine Corps uniform and they arrested the four people carrying them.
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