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US accused of arming criminal groups in Venezuela

Caracas, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The sectoral vice president of Citizen Security and Peace of Venezuela, Remigio Ceballos, today accused the United States, Colombia and European countries of arming criminal groups to validate the theory of fragile state.

During a balance of the Police Operation Gran Cacique Indio Guaicaipuro II, carried out in the state of Aragua and in which five criminals were killed after confronting authorities, Ceballos denounced that Washington and its allies are behind these destabilizing actions.

At a press conference, he added that 13 people, nine men and four women, who were extorting businessmen in the area, were also arrested.

He detailed that 9 mm caliber weapons of war, seven rifle magazines, 1,300 cartridges, nine tank trucks, cargo vehicles, motorcycles, radios, tablets, cell phones, chemical products, bulletproof vests and accounting books were seized.

He indicated that the mobile phones were purchased in Colombia, Peru, Chile and Ecuador.

He reported they are after the search for alias El Conejo, one of the leaders of these gangs.

He reiterated that the territory of Tejerías was liberated and these types of operations will be taken to other states to put an end to organized crime.

On the other hand, he congratulated the security forces for the work carried out, “for their generosity, effort, courage, constant dedication and their sacrifice to protect and defend the Venezuelan people.”