As part of the preliminary investigations into the murder of seven police officers in a narco-terrorist ambush this Saturday in the VRAEM area, the General Commander of the Peruvian National Police (PNP), Raúl Alfaro Alvarado, reported that the subversives after the attack took two AKM rifles there a gun belonging to law enforcement.
They reveal the details of the terrorist attack at VRAEM which left seven police officers dead with long-range weapons
The police officers were traveling in an all-terrain vehicle through the Coca Valley, where the armed forces have been battling drug gangs and the remnants of the Sendero Luminoso for more than two decades.
“Work is underway to find those responsible for this cowardly attack on our colleagues. For now, we know that they were ambushed in an area with dense vegetation, where they attacked the troops and took two AKM rifles and an gun“, revealed the prefect of police.
Similarly, the PNP General Commander maintained that evidence such as food was found in the densely vegetated area, indicating that narcoterrorist elements they would have been there several hours before, waiting for the arrival of the vehicle with the personnel of the National Police of Peru (PNP).
Terrorist attack at VRAEM kills seven police officers
The officers belonged to Dinoes and the Natividad police station and were traveling in a van when they were ambushed around 9.45am this Saturday.
“Our brave police officers were stationed at VRAEM. They fulfilled a mission of anti-subversive activities and also carried out checks in urban and rural areas. At the scene of the terrorist attack, they found Galil-type rifle cartridgesAlfaro Alvarado told the press.
After the attack, the police chief pointed out that a mixed operation immediately took place, with military and police, and with the support of a helicopter, it was possible to rescue the injured policeman and the body of the seven agents of the National Special Operations Division (Dinoes) and the nativity curatorlocated in the district of Pichari, province of La Convención, Cusco.
This attack on police officers cannot be ruled out as a possible attack by narco-terrorists linked to the criminal organization of Víctor Quispe Palomino, ‘comrade José’who was injured last year during a police intelligence operation in the VRAEM.
Members of Congress reject narco-terrorist attack that killed seven police officers in Vraem
Through their social networks, the parliamentarians rejected the subversive attack against the police in Pichari. They also sent their condolences to the families of the brave police officers who died last Saturday morning.
“We are clear that the police activities carried out in the VRAEM go against the narcoterrorism. Right now it’s all about the investigation, and very soon we’re going to find out the truth,” said the General Commander of the PNP, Raúl Alfaro Alvarado.
Regarding the possible death of “comrade José”, the police chief maintained that, to date, there is no element allowing us to affirm that the leader of the terrorist organization Sendero Luminoso operating in the Vraem is dead.
“We know that your hosts are operating in this area and it is under investigation. What remains clear to us is that those who carried out this cowardly attack are narcoterrorist elements“, commented the prefect of police.
He PNP captain, Erwin Mego Villogaswho was the sole survivor of the terrorist ambush, arrived this afternoon in a small plane which landed at the headquarters of the Police Aviation Directorate, in Lima. Later, he was transferred to the PNP Luis N. Sáenz National Hospital.
According to PNP, the police officer has multiple wounds in different parts of his body, as well as an entry hole in the lower part of his back. In addition, he has shrapnel wounds.
Despite the many injuries Flash Mego He is stabilized and we will deeply recover his health. In the hospital, he will receive all the attention that corresponds so that he is well, ”said Alfaro Alvarado.
The officer of the PNP He also stressed that the police institution remains appalled by the attack and the loss of life, and conveyed its condolences and solidarity to the relatives of the deceased. “It is a criminal and cruel act and we condemn this act and any other act of violence. There PNP is appalled by the losses of these brave police officers. We deeply regret the loss of these seven lives who heroically performed their service in the field of VRAEM. We will watch over each of them so that they immediately benefit from all the advantages in accordance with the law. In addition, we will accompany them to the corresponding funeral,” Alfaro stressed.