Brazil recovers some heavy weapons stolen from military base

Brazil recovers some heavy weapons stolen from military base
Brazil recovers some heavy weapons stolen from military base

Hello and welcome to the details of Brazil recovers some heavy weapons stolen from military base and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - The machine guns, some capable of bringing down aircraft, went missing on October 10 from a military arsenal in the southeastern town of Barueri, 30 kilometers (25 miles) outside Sao Paulo. ― Reuters pic

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 20 — Authorities in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday said they recovered eight of 21 heavy machine guns stolen recently from a military base in the state of Sao Paulo.

The machine guns, some capable of bringing down aircraft, went missing on October 10 from a military arsenal in the southeastern town of Barueri, 30 kilometers (25 miles) outside Sao Paulo.

Rio de Janeiro police “found eight of the 21 machine guns... The weapons were inside a stolen car” in a favela in the western area of the city, Governor Claudio Castro said on social networks.

According to Rio police, traffickers bought the weapons as part of a war they are waging against law enforcement in that region of the city.

Advertisement

The four .50-caliber machine guns and four other 7.62-caliber machine guns were wrapped in black plastic bags in a parked vehicle, according to images released by the governor. No arrests were reported.

Authorities suspect there was “military participation” in the theft, discovered on October 10, but which may have occurred a month before, General Mauricio Vieira Gama, chief of the Military Command Staff of the Southeast, said at a press conference Thursday.

Some 160 soldiers remained on lockdown in Sao Paulo as investigations advanced, according to the local press.

Advertisement

The incident is the biggest theft of weapons from the Brazilian military on record, according to the anti-violence group Instituto Sou da Paz, which monitors misappropriation of firearms from the country’s security forces.

Illegal in Brazil for non-military use, .50-caliber machine guns are more than a meter (three feet) long, weigh up to 58 kilograms (128 pounds) and are capable of taking down aircraft.

Designed for combat, 7.62-caliber machine guns weigh about 4.5 kilos and can fire up to 700 rounds per minute.

The army said the weapons were “inoperative” and had been moved to the arsenal for repair or dismantling.

Still, Sao Paulo authorities warned that the theft of the weapons could have “catastrophic consequences” if criminals deploy with them. — AFP

These were the details of the news Brazil recovers some heavy weapons stolen from military base for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Ukraine’s Zelenskiy: Political will in West required to secure needed supplies
NEXT Italy foreign minister urges ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza

Author Information

I am Joshua Kelly and I focus on breaking news stories and ensuring we (“Al-KhaleejToday.NET”) offer timely reporting on some of the most recent stories released through market wires about “Services” sector. I have formerly spent over 3 years as a trader in U.S. Stock Market and is now semi-stepped down. I work on a full time basis for Al-KhaleejToday.NET specializing in quicker moving active shares with a short term view on investment opportunities and trends. Address: 838 Emily Drive Hampton, SC 29924, USA Phone: (+1) 803-887-5567 Email: [email protected]