Friday, September 16, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
More

    El Salvador arrests FIFTY THOUSAND in gang crackdown and will house them in hellish new ‘mega prison’
    E

    Your Content is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published.

    Get Your Content. Daily.

    Be the first to know about the biggest stories as they break. Sign up for breaking news email alerts from Your Content.

    El Salvador has arrested some 50,000 suspected gang members since President Nayib Bukele launched a ‘war’ in March on criminal groups terrorizing the country, the head of the country’s police force announced Tuesday, Your Content has learned.

    Country declared 30-day state of emergency in March after spate of gang killings. This has been prolonged on a month-by-month basis ever since.

    - Advertisement -

    Officials now say 50,000 people have been arrested since law was enacted.

    Central American country has also increased sentences for gang membership.

    The country plans to house 40,000 of the arrested people in the mega prison,‘according to FLIPBOARD.

    - Advertisement -

    Your Content for the latest updates. Have a story or news tip? Contact our 24/7 newsroom at 833.336.8013 or e-mail our tip line: [email protected]

    - Advertisement -