One of those who lost their lives was from the state of Bolívar.
Courtesy of Domingo Hernández Lárez | The Executive has requested an investigation from the Public Ministry
Two were killed and six were injured as a result of the confrontation between miners and members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fanb) that occurred in the Cacique mine in the Yapacana National Park in the state of Amazonas.
In a press release, the Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino López, confirmed the information. He pointed out that through Operation Autana 2023, which was carried out for several months in the state of Amazonas; About 400 soldiers evacuated the area and were attacked “surprisingly and deliberately with knives and weapons.”
Civilians died, while three were injured, as well as three other uniformed personnel. Padrino López described the attack as “irresponsible”, because he requested the eviction in a “peaceful way”.
“All the injured were given proper medical attention by the military and public health network,” they said in the statement.
Meanwhile the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, ordered the Public Ministry to investigate the case.
The NGO Kapé Kapé identified one of the dead as Kenny Carvajal, a native of Los Pijigüaos, town of Cedeño, state of Bolívar, and the other as Luis Manuel Higuera Moreno, from Puerto. Ayacucho.
During the procedure they destroyed about 500 underground structures used for illegal mining.
“It is important to note that in all operations carried out in the Cerro Yapacana National Park, which is an Area Under the Special Administration Regime and State Security and Defense Zone, where by law, the conduct of mining activities is clearly prohibited. , among others; More than 12 thousand people were deported in an impregnable action, strictly framed by the legal system and, above all, with deep respect for human rights, “the writing continues.
Previously, G/J Domingo Hernández Lárez, operational strategic commander of Fanb, published on his social networks that they were attacked during the operation by about 500 illegal miners.
He noted that in keeping with its mission, Fanb “will continue to fulfill the task of recovering and restoring the environment and will continue to fight against armed groups and criminal mafias that promote the destruction of the environment.”