From the School of Non-commissioned Officers of the Carabineros the President Sebastián Piñera, in the company of the Undersecretary for Crime Prevention, Maria Jose Gomez, and the General Director of Carabineros, Ricardo Yanezannounced this morning the so-called “Anti-gangs, weapons and drug trafficking plan.”
The measure will aim to combat crimes of high social connotation – such as robberies with violence and robberies with intimidation – in 15 communes categorized as critical within the Metropolitan Region, specifically in 50 foci.
To carry out this objective The plan will include 400 police officers, 20 radio patrols, a helicopter and a drone that will reinforce police work. “The plan will strengthen and streamline police action, reducing the occurrence of crimes and, also, if they occur, increasing the likelihood of criminals being apprehended and face justice and assume the corresponding punishment ”, he explained.
According to what was indicated by the president, the communes “are going to be specially watched and patrolled. And of course, consider the particularities of each territory and will be done in perfect coordination with the mayors and civil society” So what “It will start its operation in five more days, on October 19”, he claimed.
“One of the main commitments and objectives from the first day of our government has been to make crime regress and the safety of families advance,” said Piñera, adding that “in the last 3-4 years we have managed to reduce victimization (…) but we know that this is not enough”.
In addition, he assured that the plan is part of “a powerful trilogy.” “Organized criminal gangs, weapons with high firepower and drug trafficking, and this trilogy respects neither the lives of people nor the safety of families nor the institutions of democracy“, Held.
Regarding the plan, he stressed that “we are moving towards a fairer and more equitable distribution of police personnel between the different municipalities of the RM ”and mentioned that the municipalities contemplated in this plan are: Maipú, Recoleta, Pudahuel, Quilicura, Renca, Independencia, Puente Alto, San Bernardo, Florida, Peñalolén, La Pintana, San Miguel, El Bosque, Cerro Navia, Huechuraba.
The president also pointed to the legislative agenda of Congress. “I want to take advantage of highlighting the Importance of carrying out the bill that strengthens the Persecution of Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime because it allows the early seizure and disposal of the assets of criminal gangs, thus attacking their assets and, therefore, preventing them from continuing to operate in the neighborhoods ”.
“But, without a doubt, we need the collaboration of citizens. We cannot have a policeman on every corner, but we can have honest citizens who collaborate with the Police, because they are the citizens, the neighbors are the first collaborators of the Police, ”he concluded.