Bogotá mayor Samuel Moreno asked the army to increase security around
the Colombian capital to stop the import of criminals from other cities.
Moreno is worried about the increasing crime rate and threatening pamphlets that appeared in twelve of the city’s neighborhoods and wants intelligence, army and the prosecution offices to work together to tackle the increased insecurity.
According to the mayor, there has been an increase in delinquency in Bogotá that was imported from other cities. Moreno says a substantial part of the city’s murder victims are from other cities.
National Police director Oscar Naranjo already promised Bogotá more policeman, Moreno said. Twenty thousand policemen would be deployed in the the city before the end of the year, the mayor said.
All three of Colombia’s biggest cities are dealing with a soaring crime rate.