MML and PNP intervene in the K’china Fashion in the Center of Lima (MML)
This Tuesday, security guards from the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima (MML) and the Peruvian National Police (PNP), as part of the operations against cell phone theft, carried out an operation at the K’china Fashion shopping center located on the block 6 Miguel Grau Avenue, in the Center of Lima.
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The Police and the serenazgo intercepted stalls selling mobile phones of dubious origin and arrested people who could have committed the crime of reception.
In total, 21 K’china Fashion stalls were intervened by Dirnos and Dinoes police officers and members of the Municipality of Lima.
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“This is a joint operation between the Peruvian National Police and the serenading body of the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima,” said General Iván Lizzetti, of the Police.
Several of the stalls had some mobile equipment hidden under the shelves and among the clothes. These cell phones would be reported as stolen.
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As a result of the operation, 170 pieces of equipment were seized without documentation proving their legal origin. 12 of them were listed as stolen.
For his part, the citizen security manager, Abdul Miranda, pointed out that it should be taken into account that behind each stolen phone there is “suffering of people, attacks, pain and even murders.”
In addition, three people were arrested and will be denounced for the crime against property and aggravated reception.
All the intervened premises were closed by the inspection personnel of the Lima commune.
They intervene at the K’china Fashion. (MML)
In early February, the MML and PNP also seized stolen cell phones, which were being sold at the Polvos Azules Shopping Center in La Victoria. Then, councilor Renzo Reggiardo highlighted the joint work between the PNP and the metropolitan commune, aimed at ending crime and recovering the principle of authority.
Reggiardo recalled that the action was part of a measure planned by the mayor Rafael López Aliaga, against the illegal sale of these phones.
“While criminals intend to destroy Lima with acts of vandalism in protests, communicating with stolen cell phones, the PNP and the municipality intervened in the place of origin where cell phones are sold with impunity,” he commented then.
In total, 34 stands were intervened that offered cell phone repair, unlocking, purchase and sale services. In the confiscation, approximately 1,400 cell phones were found without the corresponding documentation, others had been reported as stolen.
In addition, 11 computers were found that contained programs that are used to change the IMEI. The PNP reported that these businesses operated under the guise of technical services and the sale of accessories for mobile devices.
In March, a total of 58 criminal gangs were dismantled by the Peruvian National Police (PNP) and 180 common criminals involved in aggravated robbery, illegal possession of firearms, illicit drug trafficking and theft were arrested in Metropolitan Lima.
The Minister of the Interior, Vicente Romero, participated in the presentation of the results of the police operations, on Thursday, March 2, in which 120 people required by the courts were arrested and 120 illegal foreign citizens were intervened.
The police operations carried out allowed the seizure of 22 firearms, seven replicas and 8 bladed weapons. In addition, law enforcement seized 16,468 packages of basic cocaine paste (PBC), 1,012 packets of marijuana, and 207 packages of cocaine hydrochloride.
They also recovered 201 stolen cell phones that were going to be sold illegally on the black market.