Cuenca Ecuador: Police units cracking down on weapons possession

Posted on August 16, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador reporte the police officers they come to reviews to avoid that the citizens carrying weapons. Aiming to reduce robberies at people and illegal activities, the national police develops operations called “Locks” “Cerrojos”, which consist of preventive controls in the streets to request identity documents to citizens and verify that they do not carry firearms, sharp or drugs. In addition, to prevent the marketing of liquor without registration and fireworks in public spaces. Operations are specially made in areas of mass concentration of citizens: vicinity of shopping centres, parks and bus stops. Yesterday, about 40 police in coordination with civilian traffic agents met the operational sectors nine in October, San Francisco, Terminal Terrestre, El Sagrario, Monay and Control South. Pablo Ramírez, police chief and leader of the operatives, explained: “the controls are planned to prevent people to carry firearms, bladed weapons and illicit substances.” Objects that can be used to commit offences”. The uniformed personnel to meet revisions and not to alarm pedestrians, drivers and passengers, explain that controls are preventive in order to reinforce security. The operational “Locks” are developed in specific sites for an estimated time of 15 minutes, then the uniformed personnel are directed to another sector, said Ramírez. Read Article

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