Local June 19, 2023 | 11:43 am

Abinader brings together senior police and military commanders to discuss security issues

Santo Domingo.- Amid a surge in violent and criminal activities across the country, President Luis Abinader is leading a meeting today with senior police and military commanders to review the progress of the Citizen Security Plan.

The meeting is taking place in the Officers’ Club Room of the National Police Palace. President Abinader is accompanied by Police Director Eduardo Alberto Then, Minister of Defense Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa, and officials from the Public Ministry.

Violent and criminal incidents have reached alarming levels, with neighborhood gangs vying for control of drug distribution points. In response, military agencies have intensified narcotics seizures.

During the recent Government Council held at the National Palace, the issue of escalating violence was extensively discussed. Minister of the Interior and Police, Jesús Vásquez, delivered presentations on the matter, addressing the current challenges and proposed solutions.

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Paul Tierney
June 19, 2023 11:58 am

Wonder if there has been discussion of declaring a form of state of emergency similar to that of El Salvador to allow authorities to round up gangsters? The violence and crime in the RD is growing and it is obvious the country is losing control over the surge.

June 19, 2023 6:39 pm

Last week there were complaints that the US Embassy had issued a warning about crime that the tourist board and others said was unwarranted. This week they refer to “a surge in violent and criminal activities across the country” that “have reached alarming levels”. So who is or was right?

June 20, 2023 1:37 am

Trujillo is rolling in his grave ….

Luis Grullon
June 21, 2023 11:16 am

I was in the country a few months ago. I travel a lot at night and party a lot at night even in the barrio’s. I didn’t feel unsafe, didn’t get robbed. I do dress as I would here in NYC, designer clothes est… I didn’t witness no robberies, no fights.
My point is, crime is not outer control. If it was going out at night would be dangerous!.
I wouldn’t say DR is crime is like a lot of other latin American countries.
I’m glad to see the government taking the right steps to bring it down.
I’m confident they will seceed