Peru's Armed Forces to deploy over 8,000 soldiers for papal visit

15:03 | Lima, Jan. 11.

The Joint Command of the Armed Forces of Peru (CCFFAA) will deploy 8,200 soldiers to support the police with security arrangements during Pope Francis' visit to the Inca nation on January 18-21.

The CCFFAA authorized the deployment of military forces in Lima, Puerto Maldonado and Trujillo —cities the Supreme Pontiff will visit while in Peru— through various operational commands, as well as the Directorate of Captaincies and Coast Guard.

Peru's Armed Forces will provide four helicopters, eight transport aircrafts, three air defense and escort fighter aircrafts, as well as two frigates in support of security efforts

A landing ship, two coastal patrol boats, five speedboats and eight transport vehicles will be made available, too.

It is worth saying the CCFFAA is coordinating a security plan with the National Police.
Moreover, Peru's Armed Forces reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining public order and security during Pope Francis' trip to the Inca country.


Published: 1/11/2018