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|General Anastasio García Rodríguez|
Cancun • The commander of the 34th Military Zone, located in Quintana Roo, General Anastasio Garcia Rodriguez, said that the police forces of Benito Juarez (Cancun) and Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen)" are infiltrated by drug trafficking, at least 90 percent. "
The Attorney General's Office (PGR) are investigating
officiallyat least 15 police preventive officers in the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun), Quintana Roo, including two managers and several department heads who are facing accusations and anonymous allegations for alleged links to criminal groups, revealed to La Jornada from ministerial and military sources.
For this investigation there has been important collaboration of the 34th Military Zone of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), by General Anastasio Garcia Rodriguez, for control of the area have detected the identity of several municipal police officers who allegedly providing protection to drug traffickers operating in Quintana Roo.
The investigation began after two anonymous calls to the Deputy Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime (Seido), in which it was alleged that police officers receive money from Cancún municipal criminal groups linked to drug trafficking and human trafficking operating tour in this region several years.
At a press conference, the military said: "Infiltration is real because (the police) are on the payroll of organized crime, we have proven that".
The general said there were first "450 agents (co-opted), then recruited 500 after that the number rose to 800, and now it can be said that whatever the number of officers who are displayed in narconóminas.
"In Cancún 14 sections of the police are infiltrated, including municipal delegations Puerto Morelos and Leona Vicario."
The military chief said the Benito Juarez municipal police began to corrupt since Francisco Velasco, El Vikingo was chief, who is currently on trial for drug ties. He was responsible for the corporation in the government of Gregorio Sanchez, former PRD arrested for alleged ties to organized crime, but later was released.
General Garcia Rodriguez said most of the police in these regions end up cooperating with organized crime, from being threatened if they refuse bribes from drug cartels.
"One understands, because (in the world of drug trafficking) is or will enter, or put in mortal danger to your family." In short, he said, "all Benito Juarez police are infiltrated by organized crime groups."
The military also said the municipal police of Playa del Carmen is involved with organized crime, but the phenomenon is not the magnitude of Cancun. "Arguably Playa (del Carmen) is smaller."
He explained that the problem has not yet reached the other eight municipalities of the state, but warned that in Othon P. Blanco, where Chetumal, the state capital is located, continues with action to avoid but that is also infiltrated by drug traffickers.
The statement provoked a strong response from the mayor of Benito Cancun, the PRD Ricalde Julian, who yesterday predicted he would file a complaint with the Department of Defense by the statements of the commander of the 34th Military Zone.
|Julián Ricalde Magaña,|
The mayor of Cancun, Julián Ricalde Magaña after listening to the military announcement, admits angrily, "We'll be sending a letter to the Department of Defense to see if this is a military diagnosis or a personal statement? You can not know that 90 percent of the police is infiltrated without proof."
"We never said that our police are the best in the country, I have argued that we work to improve every single day. You can't make unsubstantiated statements, it creates confusion.
"I'll call the general, it is not the first to do, we are required to submit our complaints to the Department of Defense. The certification process involves the police state control center, to be supervised by the Federation to reevaluate and recertify our police. This infiltration must be stopped," he added.
Ricalde said, "We must not enter into a controversy with army authorities: "We need to seriously work with the generals who have been with General Rodriguez Bucio, General Cano and now with General Manuel Herrera Morales, who are military operations, not desktop ".
|Governor Roberto Borge|
Cancún, Quintana Roo - Given the infiltration of criminal police in Cancun, Quintana Roo Governor Roberto Borge said he will review extensively the security of the entity in all corporations to ensure the stability of the population.
Interviewed after the opening of the annual meeting of the Business Council of Latin America (CEAL), the Chief Executive said the state has full confidence in the Army's decision to go to Cancun with new officers.
"We will not allow the existence of self-government threatening the social stability of this state to impose its rules on corruption," he added.
The state governor reaffirms he had full confidence in the Army's decision to go to Cancun with new elements.