At a police weapons depot in the Paraguayan town of Capiate, not far from the country's capital, Asuncion, an audit revealed the theft of 42 FN FAL assault rifles. At the same time, the kidnappers, in order to hide their crime, placed their exact copies - wooden and plastic dummies - in the arsenal, which allowed the attackers to remain in the shadows for a long time.
The leadership of the Paraguayan police sounded the alarm only after stolen rifles at a price of up to $ 10, 000 began to "surface" on the black market one after another. As a result of the inventory, theft was revealed.
An investigation is currently underway. It is assumed that part of the plundered arsenal could end up in Argentina, and part - in Brazil, where illegal weapons, illegally imported from Paraguay, have been seized more than once.
It is hardly necessary to say that the leadership of the Paraguayan police after the incident made serious conclusions: so far, no one has been arrested as a result of the state of emergency. So far, everything has been limited to the removal from office of the head of the ill-fated armory.
One of the dummies