Interior promised to strengthen the Safe Bus program after a Come worker was robbed

The Ministry of Inside promised to use the program to increase monitoring of buses Safe buswhile highlighting a decline in numbers Looting committed via passenger transport units.

This was announced by the Director of Coexistence and Security of the Ministry, Matías Terra, after a meeting this Friday morning with representatives of the workers’ union of the Come company and the National Union of Transport Workers and Workers (Unott).

The reason for this meeting at the ministry’s headquarters was a worker who was kidnapped and shot in the arm on Thursday afternoon.

“We agreed that we would increase the presence of the Safe Bus,” Terra said at a news conference, emphasizing that Thursday’s robbery of the worker occurred “outside the bus” when “the employee drove there in his car. “Go to deliver the collection.

“We’ve seen a pretty significant decrease in bus robberies,” Terra said, comparing February of last year with 25 robberies and February of this year with just two.


The leader of the Come workers’ union, Claudio Vera, drew the attention of the ministry authorities to “the difficulties” that transport workers, and in particular those of this company, face “on a daily basis”.

“We are left with the information that they will strengthen the Safe Bus and increase patrols in this and other areas where violence has increased,” Vera also said at a press conference.

The union leader assured that it is necessary to increase the police presence “on the outskirts of Montevideo”, mentioning neighborhoods such as Peñarol, Colón and Conciliación, where lines 582 and 526 operate.

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“In line 524, we complained that we used to be accompanied at night by a police officer who no longer accompanies us,” Vera said, mentioning “several robberies” that happen when the workers deliver the collection to the company.


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