foreign ministry has issued a press release stating that it will be
making a formal protest over undeclared weapons and drugs brought into
the nation at Ezeiza last Thursday.
A manifest provided by the US did not list war materiel and drugs which were seized by Argentine authorities.
the confiscated materiel were communications interception equipment ,
encrypted communications equipment, sophisticated GPS devices, high
power rifles, a machine gun and narcotics as well as a full trunk of
expired pharmaceuticals including stimulants. All boxes had the stamp of
the 7th Army Airborne Brigade based in North Carolina.
The Argentine government estimates the value of the goods and the C17 transport expenses to exceed $2 million.
unreported contents also included an odd brochure with the phrase “I am
a United States soldier. Please report to my embassy I have been
arrested by the country.” translated into fifteen languages.
US documents described the shipment as intended for an Argentine government approved Federal police training course.
reiterated that it does not wish for the internal security practices of
Rio’s favelas or El Salvador’s gangs to be the model for the Argentine
The Argentine government will be suspending the police training program.
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