At least four workers were “massacreed” on the San Tomé farm in Zulia state, the National Federation of Livestock Farmers, Fedenaga, denounced on Monday.
The bloody event would have occurred during the early hours of Sunday, March 20, in the municipality of La Cañada de Urdaneta, at kilometer 48 on a stretch of road located between Maracaibo and Perijá.
According to a press release released by Fedenaga, the murdered were identified as Ramiro Gonzáles, Nelson González, Emiro Fernández and Juan Montiel.
According to Gerardo Ávila, director of Fedenaga, and owner of the farm where the event occurred, members of the criminal organization “JL Los Cañaderos” would be the alleged perpetrators of this massacre.
The agricultural producer was outraged by what happened. “Once again crime deals another hard blow to those of us who are working with dignity for this country. I feel a lot of anger, sorrow and impotence for these 4 lives that unfortunately in the hands of loose, heartless and bloodthirsty criminals were mowed down and today they are not with us.
Ávila also referred to an event that occurred a week before this massacre. The same thug group entered the farm, tied up the workers, and left a threatening note.
The attack by the group “JL Los Cañaderos” last week would have been with the aim of pressuring the owner of the farm to pay extortion.
This entry to the production unit, the attack on the workers and the explicit threat, were denounced before the CICPC, indicated Fedenaga. However, there was no response from the police body.
The attacks of criminal organizations that reduce productivity in the field, is an evil that extends to the entire national territory. Meanwhile, the security agencies show themselves unable to attack this scourge.