Paraguayan police defeat narcoterrorists in combat

 

On Wednesday December 5, agents of the National Police of Paraguay were engaged in an armed encounter with members of the self-proclaimed Paraguayan People’s Army (Ejercito del Pueblo Paraguayo, EPP), an armed criminal group which is considered to an extended arm of FARC in Colombia.   EPP is relatively small, operating Paraguay's Concepcion region and frequently engaged in actions against police forces stationed in the area. During their attack in July, they set fire to a police post.  On November 15, EPP was also involved in attempting to destroy the high-tension electric towers running through the border area between Concepcion and the province of San Pedro. The latter is considered to be the poorest province of Paraguay.
 
In the latest full-scale encounter with EPP, the National Police wounded one member of the group. Others are being pursued by police and special forces in the nearby forests.
 
President Federico Franco’s government is determined to eradicate this terrorist group and has substantially increased the presence of military and special police forces in the area that is considered to be a stronghold of the EPP.   Police Commissioner Antonio Gamarra stated to Speronews that  “ five members of EPP had exchanged gun fire with police forces, one of them was wounded and there [were] no casualties among the police involved in the gun fight.” Gamarra, who led the police in the gunfight, added that they found an abandoned shotgun, as well as ammunition. The shotgun was inscribed with the words “Long live the armed struggle."
 
Local police officers and members of the tactical group called “León Pirú” continue to patrol the area and are on the hunt for other members of EPP.
Filed under crime, paraguay, crime, narcotics, colombia, marxism, security, South America

Comments

Attorney General Eric Holder has feisty encounter with Republican congressman

Attorney General Holder claims he has 'vast amounts' of discretion in enforcing federal law. He was dismissive of Republicans' questioning on Capitol Hill.

Fort Hood shooter is dead

At least one person is dead and 14 wounded in the April 2 shooting at Ft Hood TX. This is the same military installation where a terrorist attack claimed the lives of 13 in 2009.

That Tell-Tale Heart: Questions to ask in cases of comatose patients

Proponents of organ donations have played fast and loose with the defintion of death in order to advance their goals. Obamacare may have irrevocably changed the physician/patient relationship, thus encouraging euthanasia.

Titanic survivors recall previously unknown gruesome details

Two sisters recount seeing 'Titanic' officers chopping off the hands of survivors grasping at lifeboats.

This page took 0.1250seconds to load