Local October 17, 2013 | 8:20 am

Police, soldiers search vehicles for guns in barrios

Santo Domingo.- The military and National Police last night launched a citywide vigilance operation to search vehicles and frisk individuals, as part of a thrust to fight street crimes in Greater Santo Domingo.

The agents were deployed in neighborhoods and avenues of the Capital and Santo Domingo province in search of weapons and controlled substances, to comply with president Danilo Medina’s program to ensure public safety.

Dominican Navy chief Edwin Dominicini said aw enforcement agencies seek to halt criminal activities with the operation "Closing spaces" and deal a blow to criminals which strike fear among the population.

The official said the plan includes checkpoints for vehicles in neighborhoods and major thoroughfares.

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