Policemen were met with bullets when they responded to reports of shots being fired in Moín early Monday.
The Fuerza Pública said that they believe they frustrated a robbery at the offices of the Junta de Administración Portuaria y de Desarrollo Económico de la Vertiente Atlántica, the government agency that operates the docks on the Caribbean.
When the first police car reached the area, gunmen blew
out the tires. That is when officers sought help from the local tactical squad, which responded.
Police never detained gunmen, but they managed to confiscate a 12-gauge shotgun with 12 shells and six loaded magazines for an AK-47, they said. They also confiscated a motorcycle. A man found in a vehicle nearby was not detained because people said they had no evidence of his involvement.
Upon closer inspection, police found an injured guard who had been hit on the head.