The alleged assassins for hire in Pedro Juan Caballero, a municipality that shares the border with Ponta Porã, and who were planning an attack in Asunción, the Paraguayan capital, were arrested on Friday night (18), in a house in the Ykuá Satí neighborhood, in city of Paraguay.
According to the police, the hypothesis is that they were preparing an attack. Four women accompanied them and have since been released.
Those arrested are Paraguayans Luis Carlos Paradeda Fossatti, 21, Pablo Emilio Olmedo Calonga, 20, Wilber Ramón Rojas Fleitas, 23, and Matías Giuliano Salinas Páez, 22, as well as Brazilian Matheus Benjamín da Conceição Silva, 22.
Inside the searched house, four kilograms of cocaine, portions of marijuana, a 5.56 caliber rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun, bulletproof vests, magazines and ammunition for nine millimeter pistols, in addition to an armored truck and other loads.
In addition to the Toyota 4Runner, they also used a Toyota Auris car, which was allegedly to be used in a planned attack whose purpose was not disclosed. Organized Crime prosecutor Lorenzo Darío Lezcano Sánchez, who led the investigation, charged the group with possession of drugs, violation of the law on weapons and criminal association.