“They didn’t go to the neighborhood, and when they did, they charged” « Diario y Radio Universidad Chile








The uniformed officers arrested for corruption in the Meiggs neighborhood would have offered protection services to merchants and received payments to omit actions typical of their police work. Its formalization will be at noon this Friday.

Friday, May 24, 2024 11:30 hrs.

Police from Chile. Jonnathan Oyarzun/Aton Chile

Shock caused in the institution of police from Chile the news of the arrest of, for now, 12 uniformed officers. This event occurs in the midst of an investigation into alleged acts of corruption and lack of probity at the Second Police Station of Santiago Centro. “It muddies what many do daily for the benefit of the community,” the general said this Thursday. Marcelo Lepin.

The accused They will be subject to detention control and subsequent formalization for the crimes of bribery, drug trafficking and illegitimate coercion. during this Friday, May 24, in the seventh guarantee court of Santiago. The investigation carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office shows evidence that the police officers involved were part of a criminal network associated with street merchants who operate in the area. Meiggs neighborhood.

According to the background, as reported by the media Biobio Chile, the uniformed men could raise up to $600 thousand in one day in the sector, for payments from merchants for protection or to omit actions inherent to their work.

Meanwhile, in statements issued to 24 Horas, the president of the union for the development of the Meiggs neighborhood, Alfonso Numiexplained that: “Carabineros no longer went to the neighborhood and, when they did, they charged”.

In this regard, what is known is that those involved allegedly charged Chinese merchants in exchange for security. They reportedly asked for up to $1.6 million pesos in exchange for their services, a fact that the merchants themselves reported to the unit to which the detainees belonged.

They allowed smuggled cigarettes to be sold in the neighborhood at some times“, Numi related about the actions of the detained police officers.

Furthermore, one of the accused is being investigated for illegitimate pressures, for having beaten one of the merchants from whom they demanded the money. Among the details revealed through videos, it is also seen how the police officers occupied their vehicles without the beacon on and covered their identification.

At the moment, waiting for the formalization at noon, it is also not ruled out that the detained police officers have links to drug trafficking.

Shock caused in the institution of police from Chile the news of the arrest of, for now, 12 uniformed officers. This event occurs in the midst of an investigation into alleged acts of corruption and lack of probity at the Second Police Station of Santiago Centro. “It muddies what many do daily for the benefit of the community,” the general said this Thursday. Marcelo Lepin.

The accused They will be subject to detention control and subsequent formalization for the crimes of bribery, drug trafficking and illegitimate coercion. during this Friday, May 24, in the seventh guarantee court of Santiago. The investigation carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office shows evidence that the police officers involved were part of a criminal network associated with street merchants who operate in the area. Meiggs neighborhood.

According to the background, as reported by the media Biobio Chile, the uniformed men could raise up to $600 thousand in one day in the sector, for payments from merchants for protection or to omit actions inherent to their work.

Meanwhile, in statements issued to 24 Horas, the president of the union for the development of the Meiggs neighborhood, Alfonso Numiexplained that: “Carabineros no longer went to the neighborhood and, when they did, they charged”.

In this regard, what is known is that those involved allegedly charged Chinese merchants in exchange for security. They reportedly asked for up to $1.6 million pesos in exchange for their services, a fact that the merchants themselves reported to the unit to which the detainees belonged.

They allowed smuggled cigarettes to be sold in the neighborhood at some times“, Numi related about the actions of the detained police officers.

Furthermore, one of the accused is being investigated for illegitimate pressures, for having beaten one of the merchants from whom they demanded the money. Among the details revealed through videos, it is also seen how the police officers occupied their vehicles without the beacon on and covered their identification.

At the moment, waiting for the formalization at noon, it is also not ruled out that the detained police officers have links to drug trafficking.

Shock caused in the institution of police from Chile the news of the arrest of, for now, 12 uniformed officers. This event occurs in the midst of an investigation into alleged acts of corruption and lack of probity at the Second Police Station of Santiago Centro. “It muddies what many do daily for the benefit of the community,” the general said this Thursday. Marcelo Lepin.

The accused They will be subject to detention control and subsequent formalization for the crimes of bribery, drug trafficking and illegitimate coercion. during this Friday, May 24, in the seventh guarantee court of Santiago. The investigation carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office shows evidence that the police officers involved were part of a criminal network associated with street merchants who operate in the area. Meiggs neighborhood.

According to the background, as reported by the media Biobio Chile, the uniformed men could raise up to $600 thousand in one day in the sector, for payments from merchants for protection or to omit actions inherent to their work.

Meanwhile, in statements issued to 24 Horas, the president of the union for the development of the Meiggs neighborhood, Alfonso Numiexplained that: “Carabineros no longer went to the neighborhood and, when they did, they charged”.

In this regard, what is known is that those involved allegedly charged Chinese merchants in exchange for security. They reportedly asked for up to $1.6 million pesos in exchange for their services, a fact that the merchants themselves reported to the unit to which the detainees belonged.

They allowed smuggled cigarettes to be sold in the neighborhood at some times“, Numi related about the actions of the detained police officers.

Furthermore, one of the accused is being investigated for illegitimate pressures, for having beaten one of the merchants from whom they demanded the money. Among the details revealed through videos, it is also seen how the police officers occupied their vehicles without the beacon on and covered their identification.

At the moment, waiting for the formalization at noon, it is also not ruled out that the detained police officers have links to drug trafficking.

 
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