Armed gang of Brazilians caught by Suriname army

(De Ware Tijd) A gang of illegal Brazilians was caught around 3:00 pm on Boxing Day in the Matawai-area by a unit  of the National Army and handed over to the police of the Zanderij-precinct. A few of the robbers managed to escape into the forest. The driver of their car, a Surinamese woman, claims she was only driving a cab ride as she had been called to fetch the group. In the car, 6 hunting rifles with shortened barrels, an amount of ammunition, 5 cutlasses, knives and mobile phones were found.

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