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New incident adds more bad news on police in Peru

Lima, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The news of the arrest of five uniformed officers for firing their weapons into the air at the funeral service of a colleague, a rite typical of criminal gangs, worsened the image of the Peruvian police.

On Wednesday, the officers, dressed in civilian clothes, opened fire while other police officers danced carrying the coffin on their shoulders to the rhythm of tropical music, a common spectacle in the funeral rituals of criminals.

The police report stated that the five detainees are being investigated for the crime of attacking public safety.

In the last few days, five agents of the Terna group, who operate undercover, were arrested in the northern city of Trujillo for receiving bribes in money and cocaine from drug traffickers whom they arrested without reporting it to their commanders.

In addition, last weekend, a local newspaper revealed the arrest, in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, of Colonel Vic Cardenas, Major Carmen Tobies and Major Ralph Angeles and six non-commissioned officers from various anti-drug units.

According to the report, those captured were part of a gang that, in exchange for money, provided information on anti-drug trafficking operations to an organization dedicated to the illicit business.


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