Salvadoran Government Acquires Modern Weapons to Equip Police and Fight Criminal Groups

New weapons and equipment, that comes to strengthen the work of police units

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Savior. -The security authorities presented a batch of new state-of-the-art weapons that will be used by the Special Forces of the National Civil Police (PNC), to combat criminal groups.

The new weapons and equipment come to strengthen the work of the police units, especially those operating in urban areas, informed the Minister of Justice and Security Gustavo Villatoro.

“State-of-the-art weapons prepared precisely for urban and rural interventions, with the best type of technology both at the level of mechanism and operation as well as caliber, are not 9 mm, its caliber 5.56”. The official assures.

As reported, they hope that within a month the Special Forces will have 5 thousand new rifles, of which 3,500 they are of israeli origin, all properly equipped. further, Have been received 501 guns and 100 bulletproof vests.

“Let it be clear gangsters, even so, come from other countries, they still go to jail, our society and our communities no longer want them and as law enforcement agencies we are going to fight head-on and hand in hand with the Salvadoran population”. Minister Villatoro reiterated.

Public Security authorities, reported that, since the emergency regime began and until this Thursday afternoon, 5 of May have been captured 25,000 members of criminal structures and referred to the courts of justice.