Close Protection News – San Salvador – Mara 18 – Christian Poveda
Progress is slowly being made in the investigation into the killing of Christian Poveda – The French filmmaker who was murdered in San Slavador in June 2009. The latest arrests further highlight the need for adequate close protection and security when high profile individuals insert themselves into notorious locations.
Christian Poveda was shot four times in the face in a hit orchestrated by the notorious Mara 18 gang, Christian Poveda had returned for more filming after making a documentary about the violent street gang. The original documentary was called “La Vida loca” featured the everyday lives of the Mara 18 gang and had just been screened at a number of festivals.
The latest arrests brings the count to 28 so far in the investigation, Salvador’s national police had indentified the latest individuals as being responsible for keeping watch whilst the murder was executed. It is thought that Christian was not using adequate close protection on this trip and it may well of cost him his life.
Christian Poveda was murdered on September 2nd 2009 10 miles North East of San Salvadore in the village of Tonacatapeque, he was 52. Christian Poveda was no stranger to El Salvador and first arrived there in the early Eighties to cover the civil war. He was extremely experienced in self preservation but sadly was vulnerable on this visit, close protection is a vital measure when visiting high risk areas.
Further news to be published as it is released by the national Police.Posted under Industry News