More than 350 military police deployed to reinforce security in Colombia’s Bogotá

Recently the city has experienced lurid scenes in which thieves stab, threaten with guns, and, in some cases, murder citizens during robberies, as well as gangs that are robbing restaurants in broad daylight.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Colombian government deployed this Wednesday (15) in Bogotá some 360 soldiers of the Military Police to patrol and reinforce security in the city, where robbery and homicide figures have soared in recent months.

"The purpose of this additional force (...) is to accompany specific control points in the city, in the most critical places (...) and control the issue of homicides, which so much affects tranquility, and theft," said the Minister of Defense, Diego Molano, in a statement to the press.

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