More Cartagena police

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Although crime rates have been declining in Colombia, a series of assassinations by rival drug gangs in January and an armed robbery of a tourist hostel in February prompted the government to add 270 police officers to the Cartagena force. They will patrol neighborhoods and work with the investigation departments.

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Although crime rates have been declining in Colombia, a series of assassinations by rival drug gangs in January and an armed robbery of a tourist hostel in February prompted the government to add 270 police officers to the Cartagena force. They will patrol neighborhoods and work with the investigation departments.