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Falcón is third in drug seizures this year

Almost a ton of narcotic substances have been seized

With the 525 panels of alleged cocaine seized in two procedures over the weekend on the Eastern Coast of Falcón, the entity is ranked third in the country with the highest and most effective procedures against drug trafficking in Venezuela. 

Therefore, this Monday, the national anti-drug superintendent, M/G Richard López Vargas, detailed that at least 949 kilos of illicit narcotic substances have been intercepted in the region as a result of the coordination between the different security agencies and intelligence work of communal, military and police order.

Announcement made from the detachment of Zone Command number 13 of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB), based in La Vela, and where he highlighted that only the state of Zulia with 11,9 tons and national and international operations that total 5,5 .2024 tons, exceed the seizure of drugs in Falcón this year XNUMX.

The senior official indicated as a national balance to date that in the country, the seizure of illicit substances amounts to 21.988 kilos, obtained in a total of 4.026 procedures in which 5.030 people were arrested, figures that include micro-trafficking statistics. 

Accompanied by the general commander of the Bolivarian National Guard, M/G Elio Ramón Estrada Paredes, among other regional and national authorities, López Vargas said that this important blow to drug trafficking is the result of the articulated work of the different institutions that are in charge of security of the nation, added to elements such as popular intelligence and georeferencing that make it possible to deliver accurate blows to organized crime gangs and networks. 

“This demonstrates nothing other than that Venezuela is and will always be impregnable territory for drug trafficking, which is why, so far, we have reached 50% of the drugs seized in 2023,” said the Major General.

For this reason, he announced that, currently, two important national and international operations are active in Falcón, the results of which the people will know in a truthful and timely manner.

The uniformed officer added that due to the effort made in each trench and on behalf of the head of state, Nicolás Maduro, they gave recognition to the troops who participated in the actions carried out in the town of Mitare (Miranda municipality), Los Pedros toll (Mauroa municipality) , Boca de Aroa (Silva municipality) and Chichiriviche (Monseñor Iturriza municipality). 

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