35,000+ gang members have been captured under the exception regime in El Salvador

The total number of members of gang groups or their collaborators captured in El Salvador during the exceptional regime, still in force in the country, amounts to 35,009, according to data published this Friday by the National Civil Police (PNC).

The police institution also pointed out that in the last 48 hours there have been 424 captures of gang members or collaborators of terrorist groups throughout the country, always under the emergency regime.

On March 27, the Legislative Assembly approved an exceptional regime with a duration of 30 days in response to an increase in homicides that occurred on the 26th of that same month, in which 62 deaths were reported due to violence.

After the approval of the emergency regime, the PNC, together with the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES) and the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), has carried out important capture operations in order to dismantle gang structures in the country.

On April 24, the Legislative Assembly approved a 30-day extension of the exception regime. The authorities have assured that they will continue with the measures implemented in order to eradicate crime throughout the Salvadoran territory.

Finally, this week, a new extension of the emergency regime was approved in order to continue the fight against gangs and crime in El Salvador and after seeing the positive results obtained in more than 50 days.