After the Security Council, President Duque assured that security in Bucaramanga and the area with more police will be strengthened.
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"We have marked and recognized the Santander and Bucaramanga department and the area because they have reduced their murder rates, and we have also taken note of concerns about organized crime and common crime, and in some municipalities in the area the discouraging capacity will be strengthened with the presence of patrols and supporting bachelors, "said the president.
Duque also highlighted the work that the authorities are doing in their fight against micro-trade in Bucaramanga and the metropolitan area.
"We will strengthen the drug seizure program and I can announce today that the destruction of 10,000 doses confiscated in the last 48 hours will show that we are completing our word to finish the microtraft and the jíbaros from the neighborhoods of Colombia. "
Finally, the President emphasized the support of citizens for security. "I want to draw attention to the efforts of the citizens who continue to support the public forces The prevention of serious crimes in the metropolitan area is fulfilled within the plan" The one who makes it pay ", he said.
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The Minister of Defense, Guillermo Botero, was satisfied with the security issue in Santander.
"It was a very positive recommendation: Santander is practically a coca-free department, although some spotlights appear that have been eradicated, and Santander is a department with the best safety index, so we are satisfied," said Botero.
The minister said that despite the figures, the authorities can not lower their surveillance.
"We need to continue to improve the indexes and we are in that plan, it is a call that we can not reduce our monitoring and that we can make some more progress, and we are ready to invest in technology and intelligence."