Thousands of bullets lifted from police

The security ministry has a mystery and a scandal on its hands.

The ministry said Friday that someone took thousands of rounds of ammunition from the Escuela Nacional de Policía March 31.

Taken were 7,500 rounds of 9-mm. shells and 1,000 .38-caliber bullets, said the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública. The school is in Barrio Córdoba, San José.

The Dirección Nacional de Armamento, which handles firearms and ammunition for the ministry, conducted an investigation, and the ministry said there were seven suspects. Judicial investigators have been called in.

There was no reason given why there was such a delay in reporting the thefts. The ministry also did not outline the exact circumstances.

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