President-elect Gustavo Petro urges Gulf Clan to end ‘pistol plan’ and opt for a “peaceful dismantling”
Colombian President Iván Duque has warned the Gulf Clan that “no police death will go unpunished” in response to the group’s so-called ‘pistol plan’ which has already claimed the lives of more than thirty officers.
The president has thus sent a message of support to the members of the National Police, which is currently leading an offensive to neutralize the main leaders of the Clan del Golfo, RCN Radio recalls.
“They (the Police) protect Colombia and have been in every quadrant, in every sidewalk, in every place of the territory giving the best of themselves; they embody heroism, patriotism, commitment, and today we want to express to them from our hearts that we are at their side,” Duque said.
In this sense, the president has valued that, in response to the work of the Police, the Government has “responded” both with greater investment for the institution, as well as with the improvement of its health system, the inauguration of new infrastructure and “the largest salary increase in more than 25 years.”
The Gulf Clan and the Colombian State are currently at the doorstep of a possible negotiation process, although the president has ruled out that this would give “legitimacy” to the criminal group to “take revenge on those who have persecuted them with the Constitution in their hands”.
For his part, Colombia’s president-elect, Gustavo Petro, has urged the Gulf Clan to put an end to the so-called “pistol plan,” while also saying that the group has the possibility of a “peaceful dismantling” within its reach.
“Killing young policemen is not the way. From here I tell you: suspend death, the way is life”, said the next president of the country, as reported by the Colombian newspaper ‘El Tiempo’.