Home of Chilean Defense Minister robbed and presidential guard shot

Santiago de Chile.- The house of Maya Fernández, head of the Ministry of Defense, was robbed while a escort of President Gabriel Boric was shot in the arm during an assault where they stripped him of an official car, according to information confirmed this Saturday by Chilean authorities.

Chile is experiencing “the worst moment in security since the return to democracy,” the Undersecretary for Crime Prevention, Eduardo Vergara, declared weeks ago, due to the increase in the number and seriousness of crimes.

Maya Fernández, granddaughter of Salvador Allende, was away from her house located in the ÑuÑoa neighborhood when the criminals arrived, who beat her son and threatened her husband.

There was a robbery in the building of the Minister of Defense, where her husband and one of her children were. As a result of this crime, unknown individuals stole species and also a vehicle,” Police General Jean Camus told the press.

Assault on escort

During the night of Friday, one of the bodyguards who works in the security team of President Gabriel Boric became the victim of an assault and was shot in the right arm.

A group of criminals intercepted the Carabineros sergeant when he was alone on board the official unit of the Presidency in the San Miguel neighborhood, in southern Santiago, while the unit was heading back to the La Moneda palace.

After boarding the unit, the criminals headed to the north of the city, where they attacked and shot the police officer, then abandoned him on the street and fled aboard the vehicle.

“We must redouble our commitment to security and increase efficiency levels to deal with crime in Chile,” said Undersecretary Vergara this Saturday.

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“We have committed concrete actions to go after organized crime (which is believed to be behind the increase in crime),” said Manuel Monsalve, Vice Minister of the Interior and Security, alluding to the cooperation between the Carabineros militarized police and the Civil Investigations.