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Crackdown on illegal weapons

Santo Domingo.- Police chief General Manuel Castro Castillo has called on the institutions in the Citizen Safety Plan, particularly the Justice System and the Legal Branch, to fulfill their role so that criminals who have been imprisoned are not set free so easily.

He referred to the case of a criminal who was arrested last month and sent to court for illegal possession of a weapon. He said that the man was set free only to kill two people outside a colmadón a few days later.

“In order to considerably reduce criminal acts, each institution, each system has to fulfill its role,” he stated.

The police chief reiterated that the Law on Bearing and Owning Firearms needed to be changed, so that criminals could be punished with preventive custody instead of being set free on bail.

He also assured that in order to reduce violent deaths the Police was carrying out nationwide operations to confiscate illegal weapons from known criminals and people who go to businesses where alcoholic drinks are sold.

“The Police is implementing a plan to increase operational actions and so create a culture of social control against the troublemakers who try and disrupt the peace for the Dominican people,” he said.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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