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We Hear You: Honduras Approves Wire Tapping and New Police Force

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The Honduran Congress approved the creation of a new police force to fight organized crime along with approval to intercept telecommunications. Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world and is expected to rise in 2012.

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The Honduran Congress approved creating a new police and judicial authorities to allow intercept telecommunications, measures that the government intends to combat organized crime in the country, which has one of the highest murder rates in the world.

Lawmakers approved the creation of “National Bureau of Investigation and Intelligence assigned to the National Defense and Security chaired by the President of the Republic.”

Also approved the “Special Law on the interception of communications” in a closed session, after they received several text messages from threats posed by organized crime, according to research that has police officers among its members.

Insecurity is the biggest problem facing Honduras. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported in October a report on 207 countries in the Central American country appears with the highest homicide rate: 82.1 per 100,000 inhabitants.

On Wednesday, Congress passed a law to restrict the use of motorcycles to one person, to combat the wave of killings by gunmen who travel in these vehicles.

Motorcycle carrying two people were used during the murder of journalist Marina Luz Paz, Tuesday, and former government security adviser Alfredo Landaverde, a day later.

The government of President Porfirio Lobo aims to curb the endless crime wave with the help of these laws.

The police involvement in drug trafficking, car theft, kidnappings, killings, charges of ‘war tax’ and other crimes rose to limelight after the October 22 eight policemen killed two college students.

From November 1, Lobo took the military barracks and sent them to the streets of major cities to assist the police in the fight against crime.

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