Manuel Antonio Valle, 48, was assassinated last night in the municipality of Talnique, La Libertad; He owned bus route 165, which is why the route woke up to a work stoppage this Monday. The route makes its way from Talnique to Santa Tecla.
According to agents of the National Civil Police (PNC), the businessman was attacked with bullets in the Canton of San José Los Sitios, a sector, according to residents, known for the high presence of the MS gang.
They also reported that the motive for the murder is due to the collection of extortion. At the end of this note, the authorities do not report arrests for this fact, nor is it known for how much longer Route 165 will be unemployed.
During the morning of this Monday, people in the area moved in pickup trucks in order to reach their destinations. Locals hope service will resume soon.