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Nayib Bukele announces powerful seizure of Colombian cocaine and labels Gustavo Petro

Nayib BukelePresident of The Saviorannounced through his Twitter account that the Naval Force of his country had seized an estimated 1.2 tons of cocaine that can cost about 30 million dollars, this March 27 at night.

The Salvadoran president also explained that the procedure was carried out 520 nautical miles from Bocana el Cordoncillo, Estero de Jaltepeque, where they found 3 crew members of Colombian nationality.

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This becomes the furthest drug seizure from the coast in the history of El Salvador (963 kilometers).”, indicated bukele.

Then, the president of el salvador tagged the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petrowith whom he has had certain differences in recent weeks.

The operation would be part of the ‘fight against drug trafficking’ carried out by the Bukele government, just as it has done against organized crime.

Previous clashes between Petro and Bukele

Previously, both presidents had already questioned each other about the way they have been acting in their countries to counteract violence and drug trafficking. At the time, Petro referred to the mega-prison in El Salvador – to which hundreds of gang members had been transferred – as “concentration camp”.

“I think that there are people who undoubtedly like to see the youth in jails and believe that this is security and popularity soars,” added the Colombian.

However, bukele He replied: “Results outweigh rhetoric. I hope that Colombia actually succeeds in lowering the homicide rates, as we Salvadorans have achieved.”.

The exchange of tweets continued and Petro He pointed out that in Colombia the figures would also have decreased: “We went from 90 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 1993 in Bogotá to 13 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2022. We did not build prisons but universities”, and even He proposed an international forum to his Salvadoran counterpart to discuss his security policies.

Will the exchanges of tweets between the two leaders continue?

Source: Elcomercio

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