In order to prevent, classify and sanction the extortion and kidnapping crimes the National Assembly approved the Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Extortion Law. The reform was published in Official Gazette number 39,194, on Friday, June 5th, 2009. The new law guarantees the victims’ protection, as well as guards their property.
The Minister of People’s Power for Interior and Justice, Tareck El Aissami explained during a press conference that the reform has been adapted to the reality of the country and is part of the integral measures fostered by the Bolivarian government on citizen security.
“We need laws that include these new kinds of crimes, such as extortion and kidnapping,” the minister added.
Defense plan in border municipalities
Minister El Aissami said that they will evaluate the police actions as part of a Comprehensive Plan of Defense and Development.
He made this comment referring to the progress of the Plan that vindicates the indigenous communities Yukpa and Bari, of La Sierra de Perijá, Zulia state (northwest). He highlighted that the Bolivarian revolution recognizes the ancestral rights of the indigenous people.
El Aissami explained that different process and plans have been created with police’s forces in order to remove any law enforcement officers who have committed illegal activities.
Bolivarian News Agency (ABN) , Press Office of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States/ June 09, 2009