The Bolivarian Militia URRA Unit (Rapid Action Unit) in Apure state, 2,500 militiamen will increase combat power as part of a larger force in the operation Bolivarian Shield 2022 “Vuelvan Caras” to eradicate the TANCOL groups ( Armed Terrorists Colombian Drug Traffickers) who invade the Apure State and fill it with terror and drugs.
This Friday -February 11, 2022, from the Simón Bolívar Press Room in Miraflores, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces offered a balance of the Bolivarian Shield Operation 2022 “Vuelvan Caras”, updating the progress of scrutiny and tracking through the Venezuelan plains (llanos), managing to dismantle groups Colombian armed groups dedicated to extortion, drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes, with the aim of creating and strengthening a criminal industry.
During the statements, the head of the military portfolio, Padrino López, stated: “We have been relentless in the Operation, which has been a SUCCESS. I congratulate the CEOFANB for such an impeccable Operation in the State of Apure!, which has given us great results… We have seized vehicles, drugs, explosive devices, weapons, ammunition, aircraft, communications equipment and other objects used for that criminal industry, which has been armed from one day to the next on that border.”
Likewise, the head of the military component government pointed out: “We are determined to raise the quality of life of our people in Apure, we are not leaving from there. I reiterate to the TANCOLs that they DO NOT have space in Venezuela… Apure IS OURS! It belongs to the Venezuelans and we are going to defend it with arms and love until the end”.
During the operations, they dismantled 16 “improvised facilities, used for logistical purposes, for the preparation of electrical devices, to keep people kidnapped there, for various purposes and for drug processing.”
In addition, it indicated that during the deployment they seized 1,200 kilos of cocaine and 800 kilos of marijuana and confiscated weapons of different calibers, 3,600 ammunition of various types, three aircraft, communication equipment and other types of vehicles and utensils for the manufacture of explosives and preparation of drugs.
He highlighted that nine terrorists were killed by the security forces of the Venezuelan State, while 56 people have been arrested, who are under orders .