The Bolivarian National Guard detained five individuals in Táchira and seized the sum of 418 euros, military sources said.
The arrests were made on the road that connects Ureña with Tienditas, on the border of Táchira and Cúcuta, Colombia. At first, the military captured Simón José Rodríguez Salazar (47) and Delvis Joan Monterola Solórzano (30) from whom they withheld the 418.980 euros, hidden inside a backpack-type bag, two telephone sets, a Pietro Beretta pistol , 9 mm caliber, three magazines and 56 9 mm caliber cartridges.
Rodríguez and Monterola were traveling in a Chevrolet vehicle, model NPR, license plate A15CP7G.
Subsequently, the military captured at the Las Tienditas Citizen Service Point, three Carabobo state police officers registered as Horus Acroxi Cortés Acevedo, Pedro José Espinoza and Angélica Nohemí Sánchez Lozada, who were traveling in a Toyota Hilux, plate A04AT3I .
These three people served as an escort for the vehicle that was transporting the foreign currency, according to initial investigations. They seized a 9mm pistol, Browning brand, a magazine, 14 9mm caliber cartridges, three telephone sets and a bulletproof vest.
The procedure was notified to the Public Ministry.