Ecuador: military has seized large amounts of weapons, ammunition, explosives in El Oro province

Posted on August 31, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Explosives / Bombs, Police/Military Activity

El Oro – Between January and August, 44,730 have been seized ammunition of different calibers, 3272.12 kilograms of explosives, 185 gallons of sulfuric acid (supposedly used in illegal mining), 494 guns of various types and sizes, were also arrested 20 people who have been invited orders of the Judicial Police of the province of Oro, the results have been obtained for the Internal Defense operations to guarantee the rights and liberties of the people while protecting the southern border.

The report was presented by the Operational Group Commander 3.1 “Gold”, Colonel Marco Medina. The activity took place on Thursday 30 August, in the Infantry Brigade No. 1 “gold.”

The commander also reported on border security and environmental protection that is provided in the Ecological Reserve Military “Arenillas” incorporated into the National Protected Areas System, “whose potential ecological and tourist must preserve for our future generations have the opportunity to enjoy” .

Furthermore, the visit in the province of El Oro is designed to verify the status of units stationed facilities in the province, identify potential sites for the formation of military forts conceiving concentration units, enabling the optimization of resources human and material.

The visit is chaired by the Minister of National Defence, Miguel Carvajal Aguirre, accompanied by the Deputy Minister of that Ministry, Carlos Larrea, the Chief of the Armed Forces Joint Command, Lieutenant General Leonardo Barreiro, the Chief of Staff Army Major General Luis Garzón Narvaez, and a retinue of civil and military authorities of the Ministry of National Defense and the Joint Command of the Armed Forces, as part of the visit to the Operational Command number 3 “South” (CO 3 “South”). Read Article

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