The ambassador to Peru, Carlos Scull, condemned on Monday that Venezuelans were involved in a criminal gang that was arrested in the district of Punta Negra. Scull said that these individuals damage the image of the vast majority of their fellow citizens who want to work and get ahead.
“We are going to ask the authorities for the names of the people involved to cooperate with the investigations and to know the origin of this alleged criminal gang, hoping that due process will be guaranteed and that the full weight of the law will be applied,” the ambassador said through his personal Twitter account.
The Venezuelan emissary also asked the media to handle the events responsibly and avoid xenophobia against foreign citizens.
“It is Maduro’s regime that promotes crime in our country, and we will be watching these events closely,” concluded Scull.
Peruvian media reported that 124 people, including Colombians, Peruvians and Venezuelans, were arrested by Peruvian National Police officers and members of the Sub-Unit of Tactical Actions (SUAT) on Sunday. The subjects were at the Hotel Rojo, in Punta Negra, where there were 10 weapons, including pistols and revolvers.