Officers from several security bodies entered the Cota 905 area of Caracas in force early this morning to retrieve stolen vehicles and exert their presence in the area. The operation- part of a larger security deployment called Operativo Liberacion de Patria [Operation Homeland Liberation] – has left at least 14 dead and over 134 arrested since the start of the day.
Around 200 officers from the Policia Nacional Bolivariana [National Bolivarian Police] (NBP), Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional [National Bolivarian Intelligence Service] (SEBIN) and Grupo Antiextorsion y Secuestro [Anti-Extortion and Kidnapping Group] (GAES) participated in the raid.
Operation Homeland Liberation has been in effect for roughly 48 hours now, with the raid on the Cota 905 today being the single largest security force action so far. Security forces began their push into the area at around 4:00 AM this morning, and had managed to retrieve 15 stolen vehicles as of…
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