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Colombia: Special police unit patrolling the border with Venezuela

1 14.06.2019 Инфо

W/S Group of GOES (Grupo De Operaciones Especiales) officers, Cucuta, Thursday
M/S GOES logo
M/S Officers preparing for patrolling
M/S Officer signing book
W/S Officer with firearm
M/S Officer receiving firearms
M/S Officers with firearms
W/S Officers leaving on motorcycles
W/S Officers patrolling
SOT, Escofan Estefany Montano, GOES officer (Spanish): "The group of special operations is in charge of exercising control in border sectors as well as in the communes of the city of Cucuta."
W/S Officers patrolling
SOT, Escofan Estefany Montano, GOES officer (Spanish): "It pushes me to make a difference in the national police. Not any woman assumes doing the things that we are doing here."
W/S Officers patrolling
SOT, Wilmer Urena, GOES commander (Spanish): "The GOES carries out interventions to re-establish the order in the country and restore citizens' rights."
M/S Officers talking to each other
SCRIPT
The Colombian police force's Special Operations Group granted rare media access to its base and patrolling action, as footage filmed on Thursday in Cucuta and near the Francisco de Paula Santander Bridge on the Colombia-Venezuela border shows.
More than 60 officers, including many women, are tasked with patrolling the remote areas to prevent cross-border crime.
"It pushes me to make a difference in the national police. Not any woman assumes doing the things that we are doing here," said Escofan Estefany Montano from GOES (Grupo De Operaciones Especiales).
The unit stepped up its operations after neighbouring Venezuela was hit by a political and economic crisis which added pressure on Colombia's border regions.