"The federal forces are not swallows, they are here to stay definitively"

“We are going to have a great protection over Rosario and we will also work on other sources of violence that are generated in some pockets of the city of Santa Fe and occasionally in other locations. The key is that these forces are not swallows, that will come and go, but that they are definitely installed in the city and the region.“Lagna said Wednesday in statements to the program “The first in the morning“, from LT8.


The head of the Santa Fe Security portfolio recalled that in a first stage they will arrive as reinforcements “575 agents who come from different parts of the country to work concretely with complex crime in Rosario and in the cities that require it. “He also recalled that in March the arrival of more federal forces with another 1,000 troops who will be part of the new mobile detachment 7.

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However, the official valued the application of a concept that goes beyond the saturation of the territory: “Now I know add a criminal investigation unit, which already works in conjunction with other teams, provincial and federal prosecutors. This approach was essential with very deep investigations, with raids, with new investigations from those raids. What is coming is promising, it is only about working together. We have created a unified command from where the diagrams of the street, fixed and mobile operations will come out, especially in the neighborhoods that our investigations indicate that there are higher levels of violence. “

More federal presence in neighborhoods

When asked whether the presence of federal forces would increase in those well-identified neighborhoods with high levels of violence, Lagna stressed: “Our Crime Observatory measures all these issues and we are talking about 12% of the territory of Rosario. These data coincide with those of the Federal Justice. Gendarmerie will bring a body of specialized investigators, not only forces to occupy the territory. We aim at that, not only to accumulate men, but to direct that presence that will be increased in the coming days. “He also emphasized that by the end of the year 900 officers will graduate from the Police School “which will give us scope for common patrolling in the neighborhoods.”

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