To guarantee peace at the border, troops from the different Venezuelan security and intelligence agencies were deployed on the Colombian-Venezuelan border through the Táchira state, to stop the mafias entering from the neighboring country, Freddy Bernal announced.
The operation where they seized more than 3 tons of narcotics, 7 thousand cartridges of ammunition and arrested 28 terrorists, is part of the 2019 Liberator Simón Bolívar Campaign, carried out by the Government of Venezuela.
— VTV CANAL 8 (@VTVcanal8) August 9, 2019
Agents of the Bolivarian Army, Bolivarian National Guard (GNB), Bolivarian National Police (PNB), Special Police Action Force (FAES) and the Investigative, Scientific, Penal and Crime Corps (Cicpc), are already deployed at the border .
En #Táchira estamos en combate y coronando victorias como pueblo.
A pesar que el Gobierno colombiano no colabora con el Estado venezolano en la lucha frontal contra las mafias y el narcotráfico, nosotros permanecemos con la guardia en alto para enfrentar a las mafias terroristas. pic.twitter.com/qBV3HIsnBP
— Freddy Bernal (@FreddyBernal) August 9, 2019
In Bernal’s opinion, Venezuela has never received “collaboration” from the Colombian National Police in the containment of paramilitarism, “we fight against paramilitarism alone.” It should be noted that the border has always been a very vulnerable area for the breakdown of peace because on the Colombian side, there is no security or crime prevention.
Translated by JRE/EF