Over 34,000 illegal firearms are destroyed in Venezuela
A total of 50,740 arms have been destroyed thus far, according to Minister of the Interior and Justice Néstor Reverol
On Friday morning, 34,509 illegal firearms were destroyed in Barquisimeto, the capital city of Lara state, in the context of Plan Disarmament.
Venezuela's Minister of the Interior and Justice took part in the operation. According to him, 50,740 illegal firearms have been destroyed this year.
The first massive destruction of arms took place last July 9. At that time, 16,231 arms that had been seized throughout the country were eliminated.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.