SAN JUAN – The secretary of the Department of Public Security (DSP), Alexis Torres, along with the Police Commissioner, Antonio López Figueroa, reacted on Thursday to the arrest of an agent allegedly linked to the theft of weapons from the Guayama Command by federal authorities .
“The arrest of an officer who swore to comply with the laws and protect lives and property is reprehensible. We will not tolerate illegal acts by any member of the uniform. The Police Bureau and the Special Investigations Bureau (NIE) of the DSP collaborated with the federal authorities in this case, since it is unacceptable for a person to tarnish the reputation of a police force committed to serving, and they must face the consequences of their actions. acts, ”Torres said in written statements.
“The vast majority of my police officers are committed public servants and aware of their oath to serve this country. I condemn anyone who uses their authority as a Puerto Rico Police when carrying out acts contrary to the law that they were once sworn to defend ”, emphasized Colonel López Figueroa.
According to reports, agents from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) arrested a police agent at the Maunabo barracks for allegedly participating in the theft of some 48 firearms that They belonged to the Polígono de Guayama, in events that occurred on July 18, 2019.