Last year, seven facilities from the Oruro Regional Management Office intervened to remove parts from seized cars.
National Customs intervened in its 10 regional offices when they gave President Luis Arce a hard time delivering a stolen vehicle to a social organization in Chile, the issue escalated when he found another one in the possession of the Legislative Assembly. Stolen car identified.
“We have intervened in ten customs offices to be able to recover and audit all the information. In addition, to be able to verify if more people are responsible or if there is a lack of control in these deliveries”, announced the president of that institution, Karina Cerrudo.
The action came after the president gave a vehicle to the National Council of Ayles and Marcus del Colasuyo in recent days, which was later found to have been stolen in the neighboring country. According to spokesman George Richter, the incident upset the president.
But this is not the only case, deputy Luisa Nair denounced that another vehicle given to the Legislative Assembly and which had the same characteristics was stolen in Chile. Its owner appeared after the dissemination of information.
Cerudo said that “all the measures have been taken and we are streamlining these procedures, clearly we are going to reform our rules regarding (stolen cars) and we are going to introduce the issue of verification”. Even on the day we’re delivering. Presidency.”
Following the scandal in both cases, Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo reported that administrative, disciplinary and criminal proceedings had been initiated against a lieutenant colonel and a non-commissioned officer of the Bolivian police and three national customs officers: a customs technician , an administrator of the customs interior of Tarija and national head of goods settlement.
National Customs canceled the nationalization proposals for two vehicles stolen in Chile and following the relevant protocols, they will be delivered immediately to their owners.
On the other hand, it is not the first time that this institution intervenes in its regional offices in its offices, at the beginning of May last year it determined the intervention of the regional management in seven of its facilities in the city of Oruro, also with impounded vehicles Nine officers were isolated on suspicion of involvement in the destruction.
Karina Cerrudo said on that occasion, “National Customs is not going to weaken or protect any official who is caught in an illegal act.”