Bolivia Probes into Arms Trade from The USA

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La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Attorney General’s Office confirmed on Tuesday in this capital that it had started an investigation into the relation between the trade of 60 war rifles from the United States and the terrorist cell neutralized in April, 2009 in eastern Santa Cruz department. Attorney General Marcelo Soza, in charge of the case, said they would demand that the Foreign Ministry requests a report from the US judicial authorities.

“We are going to se the scope of its relation with the case we are investigating. We are not ruling out anything, but will establish if there is any relation to adopt relevant measures later,” he clarified.

Soza also said the group of foreign mercenaries, led by Croatian-Bolivian Eduardo Rozsa Flores, who was killed in the operation on April 16, 2009, used to buy weapons and kept them in deposits in Santa Cruz, Beni and other regions in the Andean country.

The day of the operation that dismantled the separatist group, they also found one of the arms deposits at the Santa Cruz telephone Cooperative (COTAS) stand, he recalled.

On Sunday, in a breakfast with the media, Bolivian Vicepresident Alvaro Garcia announced this probe about the arms trade, which he considered a delicate issue that compromises the Multinational State security.

Garcia said they had confirmation that the group was planning to ship over 60 war rifles.

Source: Prensa Latina


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