Ernesto Perez Mota major general of the Bolivarian Army, Commander of the Integral Defense Operational Zone (ZODI) No. 52 Monagas offered an assessment of 2022
In the past year 2022, 3,599 people were arrested. Those were placed under order of the Public Ministry and carried out the capture of 336 criminals, 616 vehicles, 165 motorcycles, 459 firearms, 148 bladed weapons and one thousand one hundred and sixty-two ammunition of different calibers were recovered.
Likewise, 465 packages of presumed drugs were seized, 26,673 kilograms of drugs, 985 mobile phones were recovered, 4,633 liters of fuel were also seized, 202 livestock were recovered, and 157 cubic meters of wood were recovered.
In addition, police and military officials recovered 751 tons in strategic matters ( it is called for example copper) in various security operations during the year 2022, 102 criminal gangs were dismantled by different Citizen Security agencies.