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
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.
Pablo Jiménez Guaricuco was summarily dismissed from his Clerk III job at the Autonomous Service of Public Registries and Notaries' Offices (Saren). He read a notice published in a newspaper on November 5 informing the public that he was no longer employed to the Saren. He was sacked despite the fact that he was taking a leave of absence from work due to a work-related accident, and that he enjoyed security of employment under the parental job-immunity privilege. Most probably, the decision was influenced by his role as a union organizer. But what did he do, besides leading protests, to deserve the sack? Well, he allegedly sent off a series of tweets that definitely hurt the sensitivity of the Saren Directorate.