Gang That Killed Cop Gets Brutal Reminder About the New Boss as 5,000 Soldiers Surround the Town

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El Salvadorian President Nayib Bukele’s tough-on-crime approach is once again in the spotlight after a gang killed a member of the national police.

On Tuesday, the national police of El Salvador announced on Twitter that one of their members had been killed in Nueva Concepción and that a massive manhunt was underway for those involved.

“We regret to report the death of one of our agents in Nueva Concepción, Chalatenango, who was attacked by gang members while on patrol with other police officers,” the translation of the tweet read. “1 terrorist was captured at the scene. We execute an operation to find the other responsible parties.”

Meanwhile, President Bukele responded to the incident in a manner befitting his strong stance taken on the country’s crime problem.

“Starting this morning, we established a security fence around the municipality of Nueva Concepción, Chalatenango, with more than 5,000 elements of the @FUERZARMADASV and 500 of the @PNCSV, in search of those responsible for the homicide and the entire gang structure and collaborators who are still hiding in that place,” a translation of his Wednesday tweet read. “They will pay dearly for the murder of our hero.”

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