Police Venezuela On Friday he fought with criminal armed gangs Quota 905, Made up of neighborhoods in the western part of Caracas, said Interior Minister Carmen Melandes, almost 24 hours after launching an operation to disperse the groups, who opened fire on Wednesday.
The state security forces will be at war until they need to liberate all the territories captured by the criminal gangs. We have the discipline, the professionals, the weapons and the constitutional power to achieve this goal. “ Melandes said on his Twitter account.
He pointed out that since Thursday night and this early Friday morning, the police have been there “Improved in the elimination of criminal structures established in these regions, with clear pretexts such as sowing terrorism and breaking the peace of Caracas.”
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in the shooting, which began Wednesday in the west of the capital. Venezuela. Local media reported a dozen deaths, including officers, criminals and civilians hit by improvised explosive devices.
There are about 800 officers as part of the operation to seize Kota 905, The government is offering a reward of 000 500,000 for information that allows it to capture an area where a gang called “Koki” operates.
Since Wednesday afternoon, images showing people hiding from bullets in some streets have been circulating on social networking sites and then circulating in the surrounding areas where mob shootings began.
Access to affected areas – Cட்டாta 905, La Vega, Santa Rosalia, El Paraso, San Juan and El Valle– They are constantly controlled and protected by the police.
Melandes also said that during the police operation, the release of civilians “abducted by social enemies” was achieved, although he did not elaborate on that figure.
Authorities released some photos Thursday with rewards with the names of some of the gang leaders $ 50,000 to 000 500,000.
One of them Carlos Louis Rivet, or “El Gogi”; Corbis Ochoa Ruiz, or “El Calvis”, and Carlos Calderon Martinez, or “El Vampy”, They were all charged with murder.
What is Quota 905?
This is the highway connecting the parishes of Caracas La Vega, El Parazzo and Santa Rosalia in the municipality of Libertador.
It is considered a field Caracas There are more and more criminal gangs out there.
Government Nicola Maduro He tried to control the place. It was promoted in July 2015, with the aim of combating crime People’s Operation Liberation (OLP) In 2016 it will make Special Operations Forces (FAES), The feared order of the Bolivarian National Police (BNP).
The OLP It involved the infiltration of police forces into the most dangerous areas of the country, with the aim of retaining men and women and reviewing their records in the Integrated Police Information System (SIIPOL). However, human rights groups documented the illegal executions in the OLP, posing as “criminals killed in action.”
In 2017, it carried out 25 operations at FAES Quota 905. These activities ended up with many “criminals killed in conflicts”.
However, the PLO failed to neutralize the crime Quota 905.
In August 2017, at the request of local leaders and as part of the security policies implemented by the Maduro government, Kota 905 was declared a peace zone.
What does it mean to be a partial peace zone?
In practice, from that date No security forces can enter Quota 905. In response, The perpetrators promised not to commit high-profile crimes such as kidnapping and murdering police officers.
Now, criminals cannot be detained while in their territory.
A clear example of this occurred on July 26, 2019, when four agents of the Scientific, Criminal and Criminal Investigation Force (CICPC) entered. Peace Zone Quota 905 And obtained with bullets by team members ‘Hook’, The culprit who dominates that place.
Reinforcements from other police forces and armored cars came to launch a test operation Quota 905But finally there was a high order and the agents had to withdraw.
Who is ‘El Hook’?
According to the portal El Pitaso, Carlos Luis Revet is the leader of a powerful group Quota 905. His name has been mentioned in the underworld since 2013.
One of the few films known about ‘El Hook’
El Pitaso explained it ‘Hook’ He controlled his mob in 2015 after the assassination of its leader, El Chao, at the hands of the Cicpc. After accepting the leadership of his organization, he entered into agreements with armed groups from El Valle, La Vega and El Cementerio to fence off those areas and prevent police entry.
In July 2015, he was the target of the people’s first operation release, but he escaped Quota 905 In front of the entrance of the police force.
Cicpc promises that this will be linked to assassinations, kidnappings, robberies and extortion.
On February 12, 2019, ‘Hook ‘ Elvis Evardo Castro of Kota 905 faced off against El Cullen. The other members of the team were Sergeant II Giovanni Alberto of the National Guard, and Adgar Alberto, a member of the Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence. Seven people were killed in the crash.