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Honduras announces 30 percent decline in murders

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Homicides have declined 30 percent in Honduras, according to the most recent government data, announced last week by President Juan Orlando Hernández.

Hernández also gave an update on Operation Arpía 2, wherein 384 prisoners were transferred from various penitentiaries to El Pozo, which will house Honduras's most dangerous prisoners.

Operation Arpía is the highest-impact operation undertaken in Latin America. Earlier this year, authorities transferred 755 detainees who were members of two enemy criminal gangs, Mara Salvatrucha and Pandilla 18. Under Operations Arpía 1 and 2, one-third of the prison population at San Pedro Sula has been relocated.

Source: PR Newswire (press release)