Peru

Anti corruption drive ousts senior policemen


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President Ollanta Humala has sacked 30 of the 45 generals in Peru’s national police force. The move has come about after weeks of scrutiny of the work of the police who are considered to be the most corrupt institution in the country.

Defeating corruption and bringing down the crime rate were major promises in the election campaign of the current president earlier this year.

At least one sacked general has stated that he was not being investigated for corruption and that the move was an attempt by the president to politically control the police.

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