Chetumal, Q.R. — During a recent appearance at State Congress, the head of the Secretariat of Public Security reported that more than 100 police in the state have been removed from their positions for corruption.
During a recent meeting, head of la Secretaría de Seguridad Publica Alberto Capella Ibarra, said that more than 100 police elements were discharged from their positions for various irregularities and acts of corruption and that investigations are being carried out against other elements that are considered traitors to the corporation, meaning they are likely linked to criminal groups in the state.
He noted that investigations are being conducted and legal proceedings are being issued according to the seriousness of the crime, especially for those suspected linked to criminal groups. Capella Ibarra added there are fewer traitors, but he intends to eradicate them from the corporation to stops staining and discrediting the corporation.
Capella Ibarra acknowledged that within the SSP (la Secretaría de Seguridad Publica), they are not even remotely satisfied with results so far he said, because the issue has many dimensions.
“It is so sophisticated, with so much economic power and with so many levels of corruption that to bring it down in three years is not possible, however, we are building a new public security institution.”
Legislators recognized that although public perception regarding the issue of public security is very different from the presentation made by Capella Ibarra, efforts on behalf of the state government are continually being made to regain citizen trust.