WHILE BUKELE KEEPS FIGHTING DRUG TRAFFICKING, OTHERS SKIP IT

The impact of drug trafficking on society was notiriously growing in the country during the past due to negligent and corrupt governments that encouraged terrorism through pacts with gang members in exchange for presidential votes.

Throughout years not only v crime but also drug trafficking grew, to the point of “learning to live” with limited peace and freedom in our territory.

Corruption, murders, extortion, institutional weakness, insecurity and public health problems were  some of the consequences that our country faced after being permeated by drug trafficking.

Another consequence of crime and drufftraficcking were social deterioration, which encouraged the emergence of new illegal activities, and created a strong criminal infrastructures that allowed the development of other illegal activities, which further strengthened even more criminal structures.

Young people who grow up in places where drug trafficking is part of daily life experience a double structural violence: one generated by poverty, marginalization, inequality, unemployment, family abandonment and few options for the future; and the other, which emanates from drug trafficking as a socioeconomic dynamic.

The different succesful anti-drug operations developed thanks to the current government of Nayib Bukele and the authorities have been able to decrease thos horrible “trend” in El Salvador. Costal border (marine and land) raids and searches are constantly carried outan in key cities and strategic for the renewal of security in El Salvador.

The actions of this war against drug trafficking can be summarized as actions, which were implemented by the Plan Control Terriotial project, ranging from the improvement of the police and military forces (personnel incentives, modernization of tools, restructuring of social fabrics that provide opportunities for vulnerable youth (CUBO) etc.

Recetly president Nayib Bukele’s Government strikes another blow to international drug trafficking structures with the seizure of 500 kilos of drugs in Usulután

The Government of President Nayib Bukele, through the National Civil Police (PNC), once again demonstrated its fight against drug trafficking structures, with a new seizure of cocaine in the mouth of El Bajón, in the municipality of El Triunfo, in the department of Usulután.

  Our country strikes another blow against drug traffickers. The PNC has seized 500 kilograms of cocaine, valued at $12.5 million. The operation also saw the seizure of a boat and the arrest of the two Salvadorans who were transporting it, as a result of the Territorial Control Plan.

The seizure took place when the police, after a previous investigation, located the boat where they were transporting 20 packages containing the drug inside and thus began the operation called “Alfil” in the area. This is the first result of the year in this all-out war against drugs.

 The operation began on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. and the boat and drugs were seized and two men of Salvadoran nationality were arrested. This is a regional structure with the participation of Salvadorans, Guatemalans, among others, added the Minister of Justice and Security.

According to police investigations, unlike the drugs seized in international waters, part of this drug was destined for El Salvador to continue generating violence; hence the importance of this seizure.

Cocaine was the most confiscated drug in 2021, according to police reports. Last year it was seized approximately five times more than the narcotics counted in 2020; and eight compared to 2019. The increased drug seizures are the result of the technological and operational strengthening of security institutions, as established since its initial design in phase 3 of the Territorial Control Plan promoted by the Government of President Nayib Bukele.

P.S

While some other foreign governemet decide to “take a a break”, (usually the mosst prejudice ones, who migh be invloved) or avoid the topic on drug trafficking, Nayib Bukele deosnt give up on rebuilding salvadoran tru freedon, peaxe in any way or form (health, housing,social security, economy etc).

NEWS

https://diarioelsalvador.com/ee-uu-despide-al-fiscal-azote-de-los-narcos-condeno-a-hermano-del-presidente-de-honduras-y-a-familiares-de-maduro/174087/

US FIRES PROSECUTOR “SCOURGE” OF DRUG TRAFFICKERS. US PROSECUTOR “SCOURGE” OF DRUG TRAFFICKERS FIRED: HE CONVICTED BROTHER OF HONDURAN PRESIDENT, MADURO’S RELATIVES

The New York prosecutor is known for sentencing Juan Antonio Hernández Alvarado, better known as “Tony” Hernández, who is the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, to life in prison for drug trafficking.

by Amanda Hernández M.

December 30, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the dismissal of the co-chief prosecutor of the Southern District of New York’s international narcotics and terrorism unit, Emil Bove, in a letter released Wednesday. Bove’s dismissal was effective Thursday.

The New York prosecutor is known for sentencing Juan Antonio Hernández Alvarado, better known as “Tony” Hernández, who is the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, to life in prison for drug trafficking.

Bove also accused former Venezuelan intelligence chief Hugo “El Pollo” Carvajal of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.

To his list, the now former prosecutor adds having led the case that culminated in the 18-year prison sentence for drug trafficking of Francisco Flores and Efrain Campo, nephews of Cilia Flores, the wife of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Bove also linked Maduro himself to drug trafficking.

Known as “the scourge of Honduran drug traffickers,” Bove won the sympathy of the public who celebrated him putting Tony Hernandez behind bars.

It was two years ago that Bove recounted in great detail, in closing arguments at Hernandez’s trial, how corruption was entrenched in the Honduran government. The former prosecutor berated how the Honduran president himself even accepted bribes from Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.

Bove directly accused President Hernandez of sponsoring drug trafficking and called for “justice for Honduras.

It was Joshua Goodman, a journalist of the Associated Press (AP) who reported Bove’s dismissal, to which he added that “Latin America’s drug traffickers can sleep more peacefully”. The journalist said that the lawyer was accused by the U.S. Government of having concealed evidence in the case of an Iranian.

“The US Government just dismissed the prosecutor who put JOH’s [Juan Orlando Hernández] brother in jail for drug trafficking. Then they say they are concerned about justice in our countries. And it is not on the side of our people,” reacted the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, after hearing the news.

Bove served for ten years in the Southern District. “After a distinguished career as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Bove decided to continue his career in the private sector,” the district court responded in comments sent to U.S. journalist Jeff Ernst.

“Emil Bove was blamed for his unit’s mishandling of evidence in a failed Iran sanctions case,” according to Goodman

https://diarioelsalvador.com/ee-uu-destituye-a-fiscal-que-condeno-a-prision-por-narcotrafico-al-hermano-del-presidente-de-honduras/173798/

U.S. US REMOVES PROSECUTOR WHO SENTENCED BROTHER OF HONDURAN PRESIDENT TO PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

The prosecutor is the same one who also accused Nicolás Maduro of having links with drug trafficking.

by Diario El Salvador

December 29, 2021

Tomorrow the term of office of the prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, Emil Bove, responsible for the accusations that led to the imprisonment of Tony Hernández, brother of the former president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, accused of links to drug trafficking, will expire.

According to The Associated Press journalist Joshua Goodman, Bove’s term of office runs until December 30 of this year. Bove is also responsible for the accusations against the current president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and against Hugo Carvajal, always for links to drug trafficking.

According to Goddman, “Emil Bove was blamed for the mishandling of evidence by his unit in a failed case of sanctions against Iran”, reason why his term as District Attorney was not extended and will last until tomorrow.

After hearing the news, the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, said that the United States will remove a prosecutor responsible for pointing out the corruption of Juan Orlando Hernandez, former president of Honduras accused on multiple occasions of promoting the formation of a narco-state in the Central American country.

“The U.S. government has just removed the prosecutor who imprisoned JOH’s brother for drug trafficking. Then they say they are concerned about justice in our countries. It is evident which side they are on… And it is not on the side of our people,” Bukele posted on his Twitter account earlier this evening.

“So the U.S. government not only defends and demands that we reinstate corrupt prosecutors in El Salvador, but also dismiss honest prosecutors who accuse powerful narcos in their own country?” Bukele also questioned.

https://diarioelsalvador.com/presidente-nayib-bukele-destaca-decomiso-de-mas-de-12-millones-de-droga-en-usulutan/177678/

PRESIDENT NAYIB BUKELE HIGHLIGHTS SEIZURE OF MORE THAN $12 MILLION IN DRUGS IN USULUTÁN

President Nayib Bukele emphasized the work of the security authorities in this first major blow to drug trafficking in 2022.

by Jonathan Laguán

January 10, 2022

President Bukele makes official the construction of the General Manuel José Arce bridge, at La Hachadura border.

The President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, highlighted this morning the seizure of half a ton of cocaine valued at more than $12 million, which was executed by the National Civil Police (PNC), in conjunction with the Armed Forces and the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), this weekend in the mouth of El Bajón, municipality of Puerto El Triunfo, department of Usulután.

The President emphasized the work of the authorities in this new blow to drug trafficking in El Salvador, the first of this year 2022. In addition, he pointed out the value of what was seized and confirmed the amount and the data that had been provided by the institutions involved in this strong operation.

“Our country gives another blow to the narco. The @PNCSV has seized 500kg of cocaine, valued at $12.5 million. In the operation a boat was also seized and the 2 Salvadorans who were transporting it were arrested,” the president posted on his Twitter account.

Authorities said this morning that two boats carrying 20 packages containing 500 kilos of cocaine were intercepted in an operation in which they proceeded with the capture of two people involved, who tried to flee from the authorities, but were finally arrested.

Last January 3, the Minister of Defense, René Francis Merino Monroy, offered a balance of the total amount of drugs seized by the authorities during 2021 and its market value, which exceeds $274 million. “In the year we seized a total of 11.8 kilograms of different types of drugs and these amount to more than $274 million,” said the minister.

At the time, the official affirmed that the implementation of technology and the inclusion of new members in the PNC and the Armed Forces has resulted in an increase in operations against drug trafficking.

https://ultimahora.sv/incautan-media-tonelada-de-cocaina-valorada-en-12-5-millones-de-dolares-en-usulutan/

HALF A TON OF COCAINE VALUED AT US$12.5 MILLION SEIZED IN USULUTÁN

Jan 10, 2022, 09:05 am

By Redacción UH

Half a ton of cocaine valued at more than $12 million was seized over the weekend during an operation carried out by the National Civil Police (PNC) in conjunction with the Armed Forces and the Attorney General’s Office (FGR).

“This is the first result of the year in this all-out war against drugs. Yesterday, at 6:00 a.m., we initiated Operation Alfil, executed by our Coastal Police Division and the Naval Force”, stated the Minister of Security.

Two Salvadorans, identified as Arturo Cerón Velásquez and Rafael Cruz Gómez, were arrested for this case, according to the PNC.

Authorities reported that the drug seizure was made in the mouth of El Bajón, municipality of Puerto El Triunfo, department of Usulután, where two boats carrying 20 packages containing 500 500 kilos of cocaine were intercepted.

https://www.102nueve.com/2022/01/10/presidente-bukele-destaca-decomiso-de-cocaina-valorada-en-125-millones/

PRESIDENT BUKELE HIGHLIGHTS SEIZURE OF $12.5 MILLION WORTH OF COCAINE

01/10/2022

Through Twitter the President, Nayib Bukele, highlighted the seizure of half a ton of cocaine valued at more than $12 million, in an operation executed by the Police, in conjunction with the Armed Forces and the Prosecutor’s Office, this weekend in the mouth of El Bajón, municipality of Puerto El Triunfo, Usulután.

The Head of State emphasized that this new blow to drug trafficking in El Salvador is the first in 2022 and reiterated his commitment to continue working to combat drug trafficking. “Our country gives another blow to drug trafficking. The PNC has seized 500 kilos of cocaine, valued at $12.5 million. In the operation they also seized a boat and arrested the two Salvadorans who were transporting it,” said the president.

https://lapaztimes.com/gobierno-incauta-500-kilos-de-cocaina-valorada-en-mas-de-12-millones/

GOVERNMENT SEIZES 500 KILOS OF COCAINE VALUED AT MORE THAN $12 MILLION

During the procedure a boat, a GPS and 500 kilograms of cocaine destined for Guatemala were confiscated.

Early this morning, the Expanded Security Cabinet presented the first drug seizure of the year 2022, after yesterday, the Coastal Police in coordination with the Naval Force, seized 500 kilos of cocaine.

Authorities detailed that the drug seized during the weekend has a cost that exceeds $12 million.

“The PNC elements worked throughout the morning in the investigations and as a result, 500 kilos of cocaine with a market value of approximately $12.5 million are accounted for,” said the Minister of Security, Gustavo Villatoro.

He also pointed out that two people were captured during the operation “Alfil”, the detainees, who were driving in an artisanal fishing boat, have been identified as: Arturo Cruz Velásquez and Rafael Cruz Gómez, both Salvadoran.

https://diariolahuella.com/gobierno-propicia-fuerte-golpe-al-narcotrafico-incautan-500-kilos-de-cocaina-valorada-en-mas-de-12-millones/

GOVERNMENT STRIKES BIG BLOW TO DRUG TRAFFICKING: SEIZES 500 KILOS OF COCAINE VALUED AT OVER US$12 MILLION

byRedacción M

01/10/2022

in Nationals

The Government makes a big blow to drug trafficking: 500 kilos of cocaine valued at more than 12 million dollars are seized.

Early this morning, the Expanded Security Cabinet presented the first drug seizure of the year 2022, after yesterday, the Coastal Police in coordination with the Naval Force, seized 500 kilos of cocaine.

“The PNC elements worked throughout the morning in the investigations and as a result 500 kilos of cocaine with a market value of approximately 12.5 million dollars were counted,” said the Minister of Security, Gustavo Villatoro.

He also pointed out that during the operation “Alfil” two people were captured, the detainees, who were driving in an artisanal fishing boat, have been identified as: Arturo Cruz Velásquez and Rafael Cruz Gómez, both Salvadorans.

The head of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), Rodolfo Delgado, explained that those captured will be charged with illicit drug trafficking; he also stressed that the FGR will continue to support the actions that are part of the Territorial Control Plan.

For his part, the Director of Penal Centers, Osiris Luna Meza, acknowledged the work of the PNC and the Armed Forces in this first blow of the year to drug trafficking and assured that he has no doubt that the good work of the FGR will result in a strong conviction for those arrested.

Luna mentioned that the current prison situation is far from the conditions to which criminals were accustomed to, who upon entering the prisons continued to commit crimes from the inside.

“Today we can highlight, as the whole population has been able to see, that today there is an unrestricted blocking of the signal inside the penitentiary centers, today the penitentiary centers are not going to be places where these crimes continue to be organized and promoted even more”, said Luna.

The Minister of Defense, Francis Merino Monroy, reiterated the commitment of the Government of El Salvador in the fight against drug trafficking and said that this seizure is a strong message against the structures that are dedicated to this type of crime.

The minister explained that these operations are the result of the presence of the Naval Force on the high seas: “The boats, upon detecting our units, make unexpected movements that lead them to the coast where the PNC units are located”, he said.

During the procedure, a boat, a GPS and 500 kilograms of cocaine destined for Guatemala were seized.

https://www.elsalvadortimes.com/articulo/sucesos/incautan-500-kilos-cocaina-valorados-mas-12-millones-usulutan/20220110101233083420.html

500 KILOS OF COCAINE VALUED AT MORE THAN $12 MILLION SEIZED IN USULUTÁN

The accused belong to a regional structure with the participation of Salvadorans and Guatemalans. Investigations indicate that part of this drug would have remained in national territory.

Two men were captured by the Navy and the police for transporting 500 kilos of cocaine valued at more than $12 million in a boat. The procedure took place on the afternoon of Sunday, January 9, in front of the mouth of El Bajón de Punta San Juan, department of Usulután.

The detainees are: Arturo Cruz Velásquez, 46, and Rafael Cruz Gómez, 23 (father and son respectively). The accused belong to a regional structure with the participation of Salvadorans and Guatemalans. Investigations indicate that some of the drugs are believed to have remained on national territory.

With the inspection of the Anti-Narcotics Division (DAN) of the Police, it has been determined that each package contains the amount of 25 packages each, making a total of 500 kg of cocaine.

Police Director Mauricio Arriaza Chicas explained that the drugs were being transported to Guatemala and from there to Guatemala,

“This is a regional structure with the participation of Salvadorans, Guatemalans, among others,” said the Minister of Security, Gustavo Villatoro. “Unlike the one that goes in international waters, this drug was coming to El Salvador to continue generating violence; that is why this seizure is so important,” he added.

The boat where the drugs were being transported and a GPS were seized. The Security Cabinet presented the detainees and the seized drugs on Monday morning, January 10, at kilometer 75.5 of Costa del Sol Boulevard in La Paz.

Both will be handed over to the judicial authorities in the next 72 hours and will be charged with illicit drug trafficking.