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Peruvian officers say there are “sturdy indications” rogue group of officers throughout the nation’s police power has carried out unlawful killings.

Deputy Public Order Minister Ruben Vargas mentioned an investigation had recognized no less than 18 members of the power who had been allegedly concerned.

The investigation suggests the group was behind the killing of no less than 20 civilians since 2012.

A normal is among the many law enforcement officials suspected.

Mr Vargas mentioned at a information convention that the case resembled that of the “false positives” in Colombia, by which troopers killed civilians after which handed them off as left-wing rebels to falsely enhance the variety of rebels they’d “neutralised”.

Within the Colombian case, the troopers had been at first rewarded with days off and different perks earlier than the scandal emerged and a variety of these concerned had been sentenced to prolonged jail phrases.

In Peru, the rogue officers allegedly handed the victims off as harmful criminals to safe promotions.

The killings occurred in no less than six completely different police operations within the capital, Lima, within the northern city of Chiclayo and in two situations in Chincha Alta.

Mr Vargas mentioned that 11 of the 20 individuals identified to have been killed didn’t have any felony information.

He accused the law enforcement officials of falsifying intelligence reviews to suit their tales.

One of many officers below investigation was adorned six instances for his service, the minister mentioned.

These concerned haven’t been named.