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Mar 22, 2019

More Boots on Ground in San Pedro to Avert Retaliation in Wake of Double Murder

Reymundo Reyes

Since the start of the year, and including Thursday’s double homicide, there have been four murders in San Pedro. It is two more than last year’s statistics for the island during the same period. The crime situation, including narco-trafficking, is a major concern for Superintendent Reymundo Reyes, who says that murders on the island have been far and apart. In the wake of the double murder of Martinez and Faber, they have placed additional boots on the ground to monitor the activity of suspected gang affiliates from coming to and from the island in an effort to prevent any retaliation. 

 

Supt. Reymundo Reyes, O.C., San Pedro Police

“We have been given assistance from inland with the support from people from operational units who will be staying here on the island and assisting us in patrolling the area and also monitoring people coming in and out of the island because we do not know whether we will have any sort of retaliation by any side of the relatives from Mister Martinez or Mister Faber. So extra patrol, extra boots have put in place on the island here as we speak to try and calm the situation. The investigation is pretty young; we know that…we believe that at the end of the day, once we get the necessary information that we need that we could make an arrest for this incident.”

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