Tobacco Traffickers: Murderers Selling Cigarettes to Kids

From: World News en EspaƱol

Salvadoran police: Gangs undermine public health with cigarette trafficking

San Salvador, Jul 6 (efe-epa).- In addition to being a security threat in El Salvador, gangs are undermining the public health and the country’s economy by smuggling cigarettes in the areas they control, the operations chief of the police Border Security Division, Jose Alfredo Castro, told EFE.

According to Castro, gangs do not participate directly in the introduction and distribution of cigarettes, but they profit from it by allowing the organized criminal groups that specialize in it to operate in the zones they control.

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