FANB strengthens organization to combat paramilitarism operating criminal gangs in the country

The Minister for Defense, Vladimir Padrino López, reported on Wednesday that the Commander in Chief of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), and President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, ordered a new organization in terms of security, against the presence of paramilitary groups in the country which are operating organized gangs for political purposes.
“The President has ordered an organization that responds to a new threat of paramilitarism that is operating in Venezuela, not just at the border, but which has been inoculating systematically in structured, armed gangs fueled by drug trafficking and the trafficking of weapons. Under this, we will strengthen the Special Actions Force of the FANB, we have already started a cycle of training, of organization, to act in any part of the national territory with the forcefulness that the case may require”, said the minister .
In this regard, he extended his congratulations to the FANB for their efforts to protect the people and to combat paramilitarized crime. “We are determined from the FANB to give tranquility to the people of Venezuela in every way, and therefore I congratulate them for their contribution in maintaining peace, security and our sovereignty for the preservation of our independence”.
These statements were made by Padrino López from the Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Air Base in La Carlota, Caracas, where he made an inspection of 13 MI-17 helicopters that were delivered to all components.
On this subject, he reported that soon will arrive in the country four MI-35 combat helicopters, which received maintenance in Russia.