President William Lasso Guayaquil has presented an initiative to improve security in Durán and Samborondon. In these three cantonments Violent death This year has so far surpassed 340, which is three times more than the same period last year.
Guayaquil, Duran Y. Sambrondon Zone 8 make-up, one of the most conflicted in the country. In these cantonments there have been incidents of contract killings, deaths hanging on bridges and corpses. Beheading Abandoned on the street.
Victor ZarateThe commander of Zone 8 explained the government’s initiative Four axes.
- The first is that Controlling the level of violenceFor which preventive, investigative, and detective axes will be activated
- The second point is Activate police detectives For anonymity of companies dedicated to the small sale of drugs. The government indicates that small and large-scale drug trafficking is a major cause of violence in the area.
- The third point of the plan is Abolition of large criminal organizations That causes violence. Special units and tactical teams of the national police will be used for this.
- Eventually, the work will be done Maintenance, For which community empowerment and participation are essential. The troops will plan to strengthen ties with civilians to prevent organized gangs from occupying urban areas.
To fulfill this plan, Lasso offered to provide USD 1.2 billion over the next few years To improve the equipment and technology of the National Police. This amount will also work to increase the police force to 30,000, currently consisting of 52,000 members.
Of the city Guayaquil In 2021 it was included in the list of 50 most violent cities in the world. In Zone 8, 688 violent deaths were recorded in 2021. If the 250 people killed in city jails were added to that number, the results would be even greater. In the last one year, 938 people have been executed.
According to the report of the most violent cities in Mexico prepared for a decade, 30.01 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in Zone 8. The study emphasized that the number of victims occurred despite the fact that there was no “open military conflict”.