Video of July 9, 2021
What is happening in Caracas?
Since the afternoon of Wednesday July 07 (local time), criminal groups have staged shootings in the popular sector known as Cota 905, and the violence has spread to El Valle, Cementerio, La Vega, San Juan, among others.
Faced with such a situation, the Venezuelan Government announced the deployment of security agencies “to restore peace and tranquility to the communities in the south and west of the city of Caracas.”
In turn, the Minister of the Interior, Justice and Peace, Carmen Meléndez, denounced on Thursday that the criminal groups that generate terror in the south and west of the capital have international financing, as well as with the collaboration of sectors of the right wing of the Bolivarian country for planning, supplying weapons and communicational support.
‘Opposition finances criminal groups in Venezuela’
In this same context, the National Assembly (AN, or Parliament) of Venezuela denounced last June that radical sectors of the opposition maintain ties with organized crime groups.
In recent months there have been frequent clashes between members of criminal groups and those gangs with Venezuela security forces . In this regard, the Venezuelan forces have neutralized several assaults, arresting and detaining many terrorists, in addition to seizing various types of weapons, grenades, ammunition, explosives, military clothing, vehicles, drugs, and technological equipment supplied by countries such as Colombia and the United States. .
MINISTER OF INTERIOR AFFAIRS AND ADMIRAL IN CHIEF CARMEN MELÉNDEZ REPORTS ON THE PROGRESS OF THE SECURITY OPERATION DEPLOYED IN CARACAS
The State Security Forces will remain in combat as long as necessary to liberate all of the territories seized by criminal gangs. We have the moral, the professionals, weapons and constitutional force
During the night of this Thursday, July 8 and from early hours of July 9, we have made progress in dismantling the organized crime structures that had been installed in these territories, with clear pretensions to sow terror and break the Peace of Caracas.
In the course of our operations, we have freed citizens who had been kidnapped by antisocials. We will maintain the necessary actions to protect Venezuelans from these groups
It is clear that they had logistical, communication and financial support, with the aim of causing chaos and affecting the stability of Venezuela. We will not rest until we dismantle, materially and intellectually, these terrorist mafias. Peace will win!
I express special gratitude to the people of Caracas, who have had the patience and conscience necessary during the liberation operations. We will continue our efforts to preserve tranquility and live well for all Venezuelans.