Marlashka denies ‘dismantling’ anti-drug unit

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Peter Kavinsky

Córdoba (EFE) – Minister of the Interior Fernando Grande-Marlasca this Friday denied reports of the “dissolution” of the unit that fights drug traffickers. (WINDOW SOUTH) in Campo de Gibraltar and assured that it was a “restructuring”.

Speaking to reporters, following the presentation of awards in Córdoba to the patron saint of penitentiaries during the celebration of the La Merced festival, the minister confirmed that “there was no dismantling” and the 150 troops who made up the “emergency” unit and the temporary one, he is now “moved and configured as something already structured.

Authority on the Campo de Gibraltar

He added that “narcos” needed to be confronted “constantly” and “this is the obligation of the government.” from the Campo de Gibraltar”, at the same time, he recalled that “the first thing that this government agreed to in July 2018” was to return the “principle of power” in the region and in the surrounding territories, which “has already been called into question.”

Therefore, according to Grande-Marlask, the “restructuring” of the drug trafficking unit is “a further step” towards “guaranteeing a structure of personnel and material resources” that allows it to be “even more effective in the fight against drug trafficking.” “”.

Minister of the Interior Fernando Grande-Marlasca with those awarded by the patron saint of penitentiaries at the feast of La Merced. In Cordova. EFE/Rooms

In addition, he acknowledged the “successes” over the past four years in “the fight against organized and dangerous crime, which calls into question many democratic values”, and, therefore, agents will now “work in the judicial police units of various commands.” “And this will be coordinated by the Regional Center for Analysis and Intelligence,” he explained.

“We will continue to increase the number of troops,” the minister assured, citingpublic job offer this year “with more than 4,500 new troops between the police and the civil guard”, which allowed “to restore almost 13,000 troops lost in seven years of people’s government”.

ETA prisoner transfers

Secondly, on the transfer of ETA prisoners to prisonThe Minister recalled that the rule of law is based on “the application of the law” and therefore the citizens of Spain “will never understand that the government does not always apply it.”

“It is the application of the law that marks the rule of law and obviously the government,” the minister defended, insisting that it was the same “rule of law” that “defeated the barbarism of ETA,” the “terrorist organization.” this “resulted in the deaths of over 850 people, many were seriously injured, many were threatened and many were displaced.” EFE

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