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Monday, November 30, 2009

Only 40% of Fed Police can Fight Kidnappings

The head of the Attorney General's Office (PGR), Arturo Chavez Chavez, said that only 40 percent of 1,065 agents of the local prosecutor’s office are qualified to join in the fight against kidnappings.

During the session of National Security Council, Chavez Chavez reported that to date they have formed 29 of the 32 anti-kidnapping prevention units, one for each entity in the country, but he emphasized the need to equip these centers with the support of the federal government.

The PGR has evaluated 1,065 public servants of local prosecutor's office, of which about 40 percent have been found suitable to join the anti-kidnapping units.

With a comprehensive national strategy against kidnapping, coordinated with the Ministry of Public Security, they will established 32 units specialized in combating kidnapping, one for each entity of the Republic with reliable staff, well prepared and properly equipped.

The attorney said that there has been significant progress in national strategies to combat kidnapping, drug smuggling and corruption an evil that is hurting the people.

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