Venezuela neutralizes 3 Colombian criminal group camps
Members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fanb) neutralized this Saturday three camps located in Tres Esquinas, Mata de Bambú and Las Palmitas sectors, in the José Antonio Páez municipality of the Apure state, in which structured organized crime groups operated from of Colombia, who were dedicated to kidnapping, extortion, drug trafficking and other crimes.
The information was released by the military through a statement released through his Twitter account by the Minister of People’s Power for Defense, G / J Vladimir Padrino López, who assured that “the FANB will not rest in fighting any armed group that try to use our sacred territory for drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes trying to disturb the national peace, especially those that come from the degenerate process of violence that Colombia is experiencing ”.
In the text they report the capture of 5 terrorists, from whom weapons and war equipment were seized, in addition to the “unfortunate death of First Lieutenant Augusto David Linares, Lieutenant Miguel Ángel Mora García, First Sergeant Major Gabriel Alexander Pérez Silva and Second Sergeant Reiber David Chirinos Reyes; those who lost their lives fulfilling the sacred oath to defend the Homeland ”, highlights the document.
In this regard, Padrino López expressed condolences “to the families of the combatants who have raised their souls in compliance with their national duty, and we commit ourselves so that these losses don’t go unpunished. President Nicolás Maduro has ordered to go after them without contemplation wherever they are, ”he said.
Here is the full statement:
The Bolivarian National Armed Forces reports that yesterday, Saturday SEP192020, within the framework of the operation “Bolivarian Shield 2020 – Centauro de los Llanos” and based on intelligence information provided by the Protection for Peace System (SP3), The neutralization of three camps located in the Tres Esquinas, Mata de Bambú and Las Palmitas sectors was carried out, all in the José Antonio Páez municipality of Apure state; from where structured organized crime groups that engaged in kidnapping, extortion, drug trafficking and other crimes operated.
As a result of the operation, five terrorists were detained, who were seized: five assault rifles, three automatic pistols, abundant cartridges of different caliber, camouflaged uniforms, audiovisual and telephone equipment, as well as various military supplies. The military units stationed in the area currently continue to track and persecute other members of the aforementioned criminal groups.
On other hand, we must report the unfortunate death of First Lieutenant Augusto David Linares, Lieutenant Miguel Ángel Mora García, First Sergeant Major Gabriel Alexander Pérez Silva and Second Sergeant Reiber David Chirinos Reyes; who lost their lives fulfilling the sacred oath to defend the Homeland, so in honor of their heroism, the Constitutional President and Commander-in-Chief of the FANB has ordered their promotion post-mortem. We express our deepest condolences to their families and offer them our solidarity and unconditional support. Likewise, four military personnel who were injured are kept under strict medical observation.
It’s important to note that these groups outside the law come from Colombian territory, where they move with absolute impunity and with the acquiescence of the government and the military forces of that country, in permanent conspiracy against Venezuela, which has suffered from the violence generated for decades. In colombia.
Citizen Nicolás Maduro Moros, Constitutional President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, our Commander-in-Chief, has emphatically issued precise orders to continue carrying out this type of action. In this regard, we reiterate our irreducible commitment to continue fighting tirelessly against these criminal organizations that seek to alter the peace and good living of the Venezuelan people. We will defend at all costs, making legitimate use of the force of the State and with the stoicity of the soldiers of the Nation, its territorial integrity, our freedom, sovereignty and independence.