Come October no moneychangers will be allowed to complete financial transactions on public streets in the district of San Isidro.
Moneychangers have been the victims for countless robberies, assaults, and murders – Most operate in plain sight on public streets while handling substantial amounts of money, thus making them easy targets.
According to the Municipality of San Isidro there are approximately 50 moneychangers in their jurisdiction. Said moneychangers will have to join formal money changing businesses or commercial establishments.
As reported by _Peru21_, “We can not continue risking the lives of our families allowing them to continue handling large sums of money on the street. These businesses are clearly a magnet for crime today,” said the mayor of San Isidro, Manuel Velarde.
On March 18 two gangsters murdered a moneychanger on block 6 of Rivera Navarrete avenue to steal more than $US 60,000.
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