El Salvador Security Funding
Changes on law enforcement spending creates an opportunity for U.S. providers of security products.
El Salvador approved a set of law reforms to strengthen public security and defense operations to combat crime, and allocated US$80 million of “surpluses” in VAT and Income Tax collections to the ministries of National Defense, and Justice and Public Security. $60 million is allocated to the purchase of weapons, vehicles, uniforms, personal protection equipment and other tools for the institutions of Public Security and the National Civil Police, to “combat terrorists head on” and “reestablish order, citizen security and territorial control.”
A total of $20 million is allocated to Army operations and institutional support. Of the $60 million allocated to Justice and Security, $30 million will be used for the purchase of goods and services, and $30 million for transfers.
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