El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele announced a new transfer of another 2,000 gang members to the Terrorism Confinement Center (CECOT), three weeks after the Salvadorian government inaugurated the mega-prison with the internment of a first batch of 2,000 criminals.
"Today, in a new operation, we transferred the second group of 2,000 gang members to the Terrorism Confinement Center (CECOT). With this, there are now 4,000 gang members living in the most criticized prison in the world," said Bukele.
Este día, en un nuevo operativo, trasladamos al segundo grupo de 2,000 pandilleros al Centro de Confinamiento del Terrorismo (CECOT).
Con esto, ya son 4,000 pandilleros los que habitan la cárcel más criticada del mundo. pic.twitter.com/A2oTUIYubW
— Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) March 15, 2023
Through his Twitter account, Bukele distributed a video with a Hollywood aesthetic, as he did with the inauguration of the prison. It shows the entire process, from the time the 2,000 members of the Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 gangs leave their former cells until they enter the CECOT.
The CECOT, inaugurated in February and with the capacity to incarcerate 40,000 dangerous inmates, is now the largest prison in the Americas. It will have high security measures complemented with the latest technology.
The vast majority of Salvadorians support their president, largely because of his handling of the criminal gangs that terrorize the country. Gustavo Villatoro, Minister of Justice and Public Security, reported that since 2019 - the year Bukele's term began - the fight against gangs is yielding "convincing results."
"The actions implemented within the framework of the Emergency Regime continue to provide us with convincing results. And we will not stop, we will continue to do justice on behalf of millions of Salvadorians. We continue," he said.
Las acciones implementadas en el marco del #RégimenDeExcepción nos continúan brindando resultados contundentes.
Y no vamos a detenernos, seguiremos haciendo #justicia en nombre de millones de salvadoreños.
Nosotros #seguimos.🇸🇻 pic.twitter.com/7Fb9GQEFF2
— Gustavo Villatoro 🇸🇻 (@Vi11atoro) March 15, 2023