Agents from the Amazonas Public Security Secretariat exchanged fire with drug traffickers during an operation that seized around two tonnes of drugs, including cocaine and marijuana, seven 556 calibre rifles, ammunition, ballistic waistcoats and a speedboat, on the Solimões River, in the interior of the state. The confrontation took place during Operation Ultimatum, near the town of Beruri (73 kilometres from Manaus). Following investigations, the team identified that a large shipment of drugs was arriving in the Pupunha community. The agents went to the location and strategically positioned themselves when they spotted a speedboat carrying six suspects. As they approached, the police team signalled to stop with a siren, gyro-flex and verbally. However, the commands were not obeyed and the criminals began firing rifle shots at the police, who retaliated. Their speedboat was neutralised, and when they realised they were losing the confrontation, they fell into the water and fled. Searches continued at the scene, but the criminals were not located. During a search of the boat, several bags of fibre were found, containing 1.5 tonnes of cocaine and 240 kilos of marijuana, as well as seven 556 calibre rifles, several rounds of ammunition, ballistic waistcoats and mobile phones.
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