Ambassador Aponte: It is important to participate in tracking stolen guns

Posted on July 10, 2014


The U.S. ambassador in El Salvador confirmed that are supporting national authorities to the whereabouts of four machine guns M-60 stolen from the Armed Forces.
Last Update: 10 JULY 2014 11:07 | by David Ernesto Pérez
The U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, confirmed that the Bureau of Alcohol, Snuff, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) does a survey and track the four M-60 machine guns stolen from the Armed Forces in the Cavalry Regiment Resume in San Juan (La Libertad).

“It’s important for us to participate in the tracing of weapons,” said the U.S. diplomat.

The ambassador, however, avoided commenting further the case because “the investigations are ongoing.”

Machine guns, according to a statement released by the Army, are 7.62 mm and have the potential for a clash of greater intensity.

Yesterday, President Salvador Sanchez Ceren demanded the military high command to monitor the new theft within the military institution, which a long list of missing military weapons institution adds. For the case has already been captured two soldiers.

Fomilenio II has not progress

On another issue, the ambassador said that if the amendments to the Money Laundering Act are specified to include Politically Exposed Persons (PEP), the U.S. government signed to endorse the disbursement of $ 277 million from the Millennium Challenge II.

“When the reforms we are close to the discussions when you can sign it den,” he said. “The amendments are to integrate the country into the admissions standards are effective for combating money,” said the diplomat.

Aponte said that the reforms will improve the business climate in El Salvador. “It is encouraging that the conversations flow so we see a light at the end of the tunnel,” he sai

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