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Attorney General urges prosecutors to seek detention of hoarders

Based on the figures provided by the Central Bank of Venezuela, shortage hit 20% in August

The attorney general called on people to remain calm, not to fall for provocations (File photo)
EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday October 03, 2013  01:42 PM
Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz said on Thursday that people involved in hoarding of basic staples would face serious sanctions. In the regard, she called on prosecutors to seek their detention.

The attorney general called on people to remain calm, not to fall for provocations, and not to be afraid of the "alleged" food shortage.

Based on the figures provided by the Central Bank of Venezuela, shortage hit 20% in August; in other words, 20 out 100 items are missing from the shelves.

According to a press release, the Attorney General Office has designated an ad hoc group of prosecutors to work nationwide with other authorities and cope with the threats against food security and, consequently, against the State.
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