Peru to purchase riot gear

Posted on September 6, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Crime, Labor Issues, Peru, Police/Military Activity reported Peru’s Interior Minister, Wilfredo Pedraza said during a presentation to the Congressional Defense Committee that the tender for the purchase of equipment for riot National Police of Peru (PNP) is in the process of implementation and the first teams will be received in the month of February 2013.

The ministry has placed special emphasis on the acquisition of non-lethal weapons to deal adequately with demonstrations and protests, including comprehensive equipment for police protection. At a cost of 26 million soles (approximately $ 10 million), the package includes 5 million soles (about two million) for the purchase of four thousand and 400 body armor ballistic plates. Read Article

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