Almost 1,000 Weapons Seized from Criminals Are Destroyed in Guatemala
By Dialogo June 15, 2012 The weapons were destroyed at the workshops that the Supreme Court has in a sector of the capital. According to Aldana, this is the fifth time that weapons seized in different operations have been destroyed, for a total of around 10,000 weapons. Guatemalan authorities estimate that more than 3 million weapons circulate illegally in Guatemala, contributing to an increase in violence that is leaving around 16 dead a day, one of the highest rates in Latin America. On June 13, the Guatemalan Army destroyed 983 weapons of various calibers that had been seized from criminals over the last two years, in compliance with an order from the Supreme Court, the court’s presiding justice, Telma Aldana, announced.