Néstor Reverol assured that the former director of Sebin "is not detained"


Interior, Justice and Peace Minister Néstor Reverol said on Monday that the former director of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin), Gustavo González López, is not in custody.

"Gustavo González López is not in custody, awaits indictment of the President of the Republic" express headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Administration.

During a press conference, in which he presented a balance of Citizen Security indicators in the country, said that it is "completely false" González López, who was the director of Sebin until the end of October.

The minister reported that the criminal incidence had a reduction of 28% all over the country. "Which leads us to affirm that we are on the right path of territorialisation of public policies," he said.

Reverol showed the numbers on the reduction of criminal actions that are handled by the Venezuelan Citizen Security Observatory (OVS).

He explained that 89.5% of the kidnappings are concentrated in three states of the country: Miranda, Distrito Capital and Aragua, so "we designed a National Anti-kidnapping Plan that with its vertices allowed to have a significant reduction in the kidnapping in the country" he said .

In comparison with the year 2017, when 290 hijackings were registered, there was a reduction of 38.3% of this crime in the entire national territory to be located in 179 hijackings in 2018.

He also recognized the work of the Quadrants of Peace to tackle criminal threats and to contribute to the design of the structural disarmament policy.

"We will continue to monitor criminal incidents in the country, a major achievement this year, as we can have the balance of indicators for the 2,150 Peace Quadrants."

"From 2003 to today, a total of 497,817 firearms were destroyed throughout Venezuela," of which 4,079 were delivered voluntarily, 34,319 ammunition and 1,572 were collected through the encouragement of the bearers of arms.

The head of Justice and Peace, said that more than 1,500 employees are placed by Venezuelan court order, this "because of the fight against corruption and in response to all deviations from employee actions."

In this sense, he explained that they arrested 1,515 Bolivarian National Police (PNB) employees; state and municipal police; 300 members of the Scientific, Criminal and Criminal Investigation Corps (CICPC); 300 employees of the Identification, Migration and Foreigners Administration (Saime) and 201 employees of the Autonomous Registry and Notary Service (Saren).

"The management and dissemination of numbers, rather than an exercise, is a starting point for effective design, evaluation and improvement of security policies," said Reverol.


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