Edwin Mejía: “chiperos have become a criminal organization that the government has not been able to control”
Edwin Mejia, president of the Interior and Police Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, confirmed that a criminal structure has been woven around the so-called “Chiperos” (people who steal credit card information) that outnumbers the government’s ability to confront it. The legislator used the case of the married couple allegedly abducted in the municipal district of La Guáyiga, Pedro Brand, as an example, saying that “it appears to be part of a larger structure of this type of crime in association with other sectors capable of disappearing people without the government being able to track them down.”
In this regard, Mejia warned that organized crime is organized for a variety of reasons, including its ability to evolve and innovate. The chiperos have evolved into a criminal organization that the government has been unable to control, and we are seeing the consequences of this mismanagement on a larger scale.”
The PLD deputy for the province of La Vega demanded special attention for the municipalities of Constanza and Jarabacoa, where “structures ranging from hit men, gangs of chippers, assaults, and robberies in homes that are working in collaboration, this as a frank challenge to the authorities” have already been established.