The President, Nayib Bukele, reported that to date more than 25,000 gang members have been captured after 41 days of the Exception Regime.
“More than 25,000 terrorists were captured in just 41 days. We continue in the War Against Gangs” — President Bukele posted on social media.
The National Civil Police (PNC) announced that at six in the afternoon on Thursday, May 5, they had exceeded 25,000 arrests.
Among the detainees are ringleaders who ordered murders, extortionists, palabreros, and even their life partners who charged extortion.
Also, terrorists who tried to remove their tattoos in order to confuse the security authorities were unsuccessful because they were caught.
The captures have been thanks to the constant operations or incursions into communities, neighborhoods, and urban areas of the country by the National Civil Police in coordination with the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES) in order to remove said terrorists from the streets.
With the recent captures, it has also been possible to seize abundant money, firearms, vehicles, and drugs, among others.
The government of President Bukele has reiterated that it will not give truce to the criminal structures that for years have caused mourning and pain to Salvadorans.