Paraguayan police kill three people near the border with Brazil

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  • The victims had rented a house where they found weapons, ammunition and almost a ton of marijuana

Paraguayan police kill three people near the border with Brazil

Three subjects presumably of Brazilian nationality died this Thursday in a confrontation with the Paraguayan Policein the city of Pedro Juan Caballero (east), on the border with Brazil, where this day died also a policeman when answering a call for an attempted robbery of a home. The victims, whose identity has not been confirmed because their fingerprint records do not exist in Paraguay, are between 20 and 35 years old, the head of investigations of the Paraguayan National Police told EFE. in the department of Amambay, chief commissioner Javier Flores.

The police chief indicated: that the alleged assailants had rented a house surrounded by a wall that prevented visibility from the outside and inside which 9mm pistols, ammunition and “almost 1,000 kilos of marijuana” were found . Flores explained. So the confrontation broke out soon. after one of the occupants of the house opened fire on the police officersthat they arrived at the place as part of an operation.

Hours before, the Police had begun the search, supported by the images of the security cameras, of the authors of the attempted assault on the home of the owner of a currency exchange establishment in the capital of the department of Amambay. Local media reported that at least six subjects with firearms had entered the house who had previously taken the son of the business owner hostage, who, in an oversight of the captors, apparently activated ; A panic button was pressed, which alerted the other person. to the staff of a nearby sub-station. One of the policemen who attended the the person called -identified as Esteban Ramón Cañete, 44 years old- died in the hospital. in a clash with the alleged assailants and another, 33-year-old Ésver Ortega, was found dead. hurt.