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Feds find 17 boxes of interest in Cancun security search

Mexico City, Mexico — Head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime Investigation (SEIDO) says that 17 of the security boxes opened in First National Security in Cancun have been directly related to their search.

Alonso Israel Lira Salas maintains that the opening of security boxes of the company First National Security in Cancún, was legal.

The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) said that due to the procedural stage in which the case currently sits, they cannot reveal more than that, other than it is an investigation of organized crime.

Israel Lira Salas explained that what has been found “corroborates with the correct procedures that we had based on intelligence information and that we do have evidence of serious crimes. which is what we are investigating.”

He commented that the search warrant that was granted to the PGR was regarding the review of the First National Security building and everything in it, including the more than 1,500 security boxes that were opened.

Israel Lira Salas acknowledged that there has been a request for protection by the owners of the boxes, but there is no order from the judges to the Federal Public Ministry to suspend the proceedings that are taking place.

He clarified that the safe deposit boxes were opened before the Amparo proceedings were processed, noting that the fact that they continue to practice the proceedings is not a violation of any right explaining “the diligence is carried out in compliance with an order granted by a judicial authority and that strict adherence and compliance to that order has been carried out in the search and the proceedings.”

The head of SEIDO noted that the owners of the security boxes are concerned that their things can be moved to Mexico City and clarified that the intention of bringing them to the capital is none other than to be more agile in the review and submit them to the examination of experts.

He stressed that it is not true that if the objects in the boxes are sent to Mexico City, that owners will no longer be able to recover them, but that all items not relevant to the investigation will be returned.

Israel Lira Salas said that so far, 17 of the more than 1,500 boxes that were opened are related to the investigation for organized crime.

He added that if items are in the safe deposit boxes were moved to Mexico City, it would only be for expert exams and items that were not involved in the case would be returned to Cancun.