Nayib Bukele, the president of El Salvador, has issued a stern ultimatum to importers and food wholesalers, demanding they lower grocery prices immediately.

Bukele threatened to employ the same harsh measures used against gangs if these businesses continue to exploit consumers.

The president, who made Bitcoin legal tender in the country, highlighted that some prices have tripled, severely impacting the affordability of essential items for Salvadorans.

He warned, “Stop abusing the people of El Salvador, or don’t complain about what happens afterward.”

Bukele expects prices to decrease by the next day, promising consequences if his directive is ignored.

This move aims to alleviate the financial burden on citizens caused by inflated prices.