VIOLENCE | In the context of Plan Disarmament
Over 34,000 illegal firearms are destroyed in Venezuela
A total of 50,740 arms have been destroyed thus far, according to Minister of the Interior and Justice Néstor Reverol
Two operations have been conducted in 2012 (Handout Photo: Venezuelan Ministry of the Interior and Justice)
Friday November 30, 2012 02:01 PM
On Friday morning, 34,509 illegal firearms were destroyed in Barquisimeto, the capital city of Lara state, in the context of Plan Disarmament.
Venezuela's Minister of the Interior and Justice took part in the operation. According to him, 50,740 illegal firearms have been destroyed this year.
The first massive destruction of arms took place last July 9. At that time, 16,231 arms that had been seized throughout the country were eliminated.
Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.