• Short Summary

    URUGUAYAN POLICE HAVE ARRESTED SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE ILLEGAL LEFT-WING TUPAMAROS ORGANISATION, FOLLOWING A FARMHOUSE FIRE IN WHICH CARS, AMMUNITION AND SUPPLIES BELONGING TO THE ORGANISATION'S LEADERS WERE FOUND.

  • Description

    URUGUAYAN POLICE HAVE ARRESTED SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE ILLEGAL LEFT-WING TUPAMAROS ORGANISATION, FOLLOWING A FARMHOUSE FIRE IN WHICH CARS, AMMUNITION AND SUPPLIES BELONGING TO THE ORGANISATION'S LEADERS WERE FOUND. THE TUPAMAROS SUPPORTERS HAD THEIR HEADQUARTERS IN A SMALL FARMHOUSE IN SALGADO.

    THE ORGANISATION'S HIDE-OUT WAS DISCOVERED WHEN FIRE BURNT DOWN THE FARMHOUSE. POLICE WERE ABLE TO ARREST THE MEN CONCERNED, AND FOUND AT THE SCENE ABANDONED TRUCKS AND CARS, MARXIST LITERATURE AND USED AMMUNITION. POLICE ALSO CLAIMED TO HAVE FOUND THE CASINGS FOR PLASTIC BOMBS AND MONEY STOLEN BY MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION.

    INVESTIGATORS IN THE CASE WERE DR. DIAZ ROMEAU AND DEPUTY ALEJANDRO OTERO. THEY FOUND AN AGEING FORD CAR WHICH, ACCORDING TO LOCAL RESIDENTS, WAS OFTEN USED BY MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION WHEN THEY TRAVELLED BEYOND THE FARMHOUSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2W0QAR0MDRN0HX9Q2EGA5A6TN
    Media URN:
    VLVA2W0QAR0MDRN0HX9Q2EGA5A6TN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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