March 11, 2014
BA province, federal gov't launch anti-looting operation
As a new anniversary of Argentina’s tragic December 2001 nears and with Córdoba’s violent incidents still fresh and shocking society here, Buenos Aires province police and national security forces are “firmly working” to prevent any looting in the upcoming weeks, BA Security Minister Alejandro Granados confirmed today.
“We are rapidly responding to mayors’ call who remain all in state of alert,” Granados told reporters today and added that "threats of looting" in the province of Buenos Aires respond to the “usual outlaw.”
Argentina’s most populated district is currently facing power outage as a result of this week’s heavy tornado that unexpectedly struck many provincial areas. Furthermore, the situation worsened yesterday when the owner of a supermarket in the BA locality of Glew died when he tried to prevent his shop from being looted by a group of 50 who set the place on fire. The man of Chinese origin suffocated inside.
“I don’t think they are being supported from somewhere, I think they side aline,” Daniel Scioli’s official affirmed and explained the Buenos Aires province police and National Gendarmerie are carrying out a “very firm work,” cooperating “spectacularly”.
Both security forces have launched the so called “Action Operative Command” with Granados expressing confidence that it will help prevent any possible turmoil.