Chile: Police arrest 13 people in mega operation for placing explosives | Prosecutor’s Office | latest | WORLD



The On Saturday, July 6, several homes in the Metropolitan Region were raided, allegedly linked to “cases involving explosive devices and weapons laws.” In total, 13 people were arrested, according to the police report.

The intervention, in which 15 firearms were also seized, was carried out Following an investigation by the Public Prosecutor’s Office into two incidents linked to the placement of explosives: one in December of last year in a car dealership in the popular town of Villa Francia and another in March of this year in a police vehicle.

In this regard, the Minister of the Interior, Carolina Tohá, described this operation as a “police coup” and assured that important discoveries were made.

“SA significant arsenal was found linked to more suspects, Bombs prepared for use in the near future were also found.we still don’t know exactly in what situation“, reported the local press.

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According to Carolina Tohá, “links” were discovered that would indicate that the group involved in these actions “He developed a broad agenda and tried to influence different areas of society with his proposal of violence, as a way of processing social debates.”.

Another operation was carried out in the Villa Francia neighborhood, where several homes, a community space, a soup kitchen and a local radio station were searched, and it was reported that Carabineros (militarized police) had prohibited workers from entering the site.

Several groups of residents tried to prevent the police action, which also included the deployment of armoured vehicles, water cannons and tear gas launchers.

The operation coincided with the day in which the population commemorates the anniversary of the death of Luisa Toledo, a historic leader of the sector and mother of the Vergara Toledo brothers, murdered by the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990).

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