‘They are injecting a great deal of money (US dollars) to buy criminal gangs and generate violence in the neighborhoods,’ said Maduro during the establishment of the Presidential Council for the Communes.
The president stated that local authorities ‘will not sit back and do nothing’ in trialing those actors deeply involved in plans against peace and social stability in the country’s communities.
Maduro asserted that the so-called Peace Quadrants are fully operational throughout the national territory, special demarcations of two to five square kilometers where crime manifests itself more frequently, to guarantee the safety of the population with the support of organized popular power.
Earlier, Pedro Carreño, president of Parliament´s Internal Policy Commission, condemned the links of opposition sectors with organized groups.
During Parliament´s ordinary session, Carreño showed images of right-wing representatives and former deputies photographed alongside criminal gang leaders, revealing their links with criminal groups, he said.
Likewise, Carreño asserted that the Bolivarian government is implementing security policies to fight gangs and criminal groups financed by the opposition.
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