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Quintana Roo appoints new state prosecutor

Cancun, Q.R. — A new General Deputy State Prosecutor has been appointed for Quintana Roo.

Juan Carlos Aldana Salazar, from the State of Mexico, was appointed as the new head of the General Deputy State Prosecutor’s Office, replacing Rosaura Villanueva Arzápalo.

Two months ago, Villanueva Arzápalo was appointed as the new anti-corruption prosecutor.

The Attorney General of the State, Miguel Ángel Pech Cen, made the announcement in Cancun in which he also appointed Eisenberg Nahum Patiño Arvea as director of Investigation and Accusation in the Northern Zone to replace Danny Pastrana Solís who resigned last week to accept a job in the Deputy Attorney General’s Office in the Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO).

Patiño Arvea had been appointed as Director of Legal Affairs and Liaison in the North Zone earlier in the month, so now, Alejandra del Carmen Vargas Luna, who has judicial and litigation experience, will be in charge of the position.

Aldana Salazar has worked in various areas in the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Mexico, as well as being a master in procedural law. He has resided in Quintana Roo since 1996.

Pech Cen sais that approximately 70 percent of the state’s criminal activity is generated in the Northern Zone, which is where the Deputy Attorney General will intervene, but with powers to replace the prosecutor.