Police go into tough neighborhoods to root out crooks

Young men line up for a pocket inspection by police officers. Photo: Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública

Motorized police units made sweeps through some of the Central Valley’s tougher neighborhoods Tuesday and detained 29 persons.

The police swept Sagrada Familia, La Tabla, León XIII, Triangulo de la Solidaridad, Pavas Centro, Lomas del Río and Rincón Grande, Los Guidos, La Carpio, Cristo Rey, the
Hatillos and parts of the central city.

The Fuerza Pública said officers found 10 persons with outstanding warrants and confiscated weapons.

In all police checked out 3,097 persons and 520 vehicles. They also checked 347 motorcycles, they said. The haul included 16 knives and marijuana, cocaine and crack. Eight of the arrests were for drug law violations.

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