The Bolivarian National Armed Forces raided a weapons depot with grenades and war mortars belonging to the 3R criminal organization.
Material seized from the 3R criminal organization in Bolívar state.
1. Two (02) T6 Cal Rifles. 7.62×39 mm without visible serials. 2. One (01) Cal Rifle. 22 mm without visible serials. 3. One (01) Cal Shotgun. 12mm 4. Fifteen (15) Chargers from AZ Cal. 7.62x39mm. 5. One (01) AR-15 magazine. 6. One (01) Rifle Loader. 7. Seventy (70) 60 mm anti-personnel mortar grenades. 8. Six (06) 60 mm high explosive mortar grenades. 9. Twenty-six (26) 40mm grenades. 10. Two (02) mortars without visible markings. 11. Twenty-two (22) marijuana wrappers weighing approximately 11.60 Kg. 12. Two (02) cocaine wrappers with an approximate weight of 1.64 Kg. 13. Two (02) Strike Face brand level IV ballistic plates. 14. One (01) black bulletproof vest. 15. Garments alluding to the GEDO The 3Rs. 16. Twenty-eight thousand six hundred and eighty (28,680) cartridges Cal. 7.62x39mm. 17. Thirteen thousand five hundred (13,500) Cal cartridges. 5.56x45mm. 18. One thousand five hundred and forty-five (1,545) cartridge Cal. 7.62x51mm. 19. One thousand nine hundred and sixty one (1961) 5.7x28mm cartridges. For a total of forty-five thousand six hundred and eighty-six (45,686) cartridges.
The ambitious Arco Minero in Bolívar state has only brought corruption, death and power struggles between criminal groups called unions. One organization stood out for its uncanny efficiency.
This organization is one of the many criminal gangs and “syndicates” that controlled illegal gold mining in Bolívar state. Aside from kidnapping, extortion, Organization 3R stood out from the rest because it evolved from a combination of armed power with “social work” and “political action.”