Bolivia seizes weapons from US Embassy vehicle
By Associated Press
The minister claims the weapons were being transported without authorization and posed a security threat.
But the U.S. Embassy says the weapons confiscated Tuesday were being transferred under an agreement with Bolivia's police. It said in a statement that Washington routinely contracts and arms local police in foreign countries to protect its diplomats.
Interior Minister Carlos Romero told reporters that the vehicle's driver and a police officer accompanying him were detained pending investigation.
Bolivia's leftist government expelled the U.S. ambassador and U.S. drug agents in 2008, accusing them of inciting the opposition.
Relations have recently improved, with both sides agreeing to restore ambassadors.