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State initiates new anti corruption system

Chetumal, Q.R. — As of this week, the State Anti-Corruption System (SEA) of Quintana Roo came into effect with the Coordinating Committee being headed by Miriam Cortés Franco, president of the Citizen Participation Committee.

Authorities acknowledge that much remains to be done in Quintana Roo to reduce corruption rates.

“It is very serious because we are talking about that for every 100,000 inhabitants, 64,000 have been victims or direct witnesses of an act of corruption, that is, two out of three,” explained Rafael Pozo Dergal, head of the Comptroller’s Office and member of the Coordinating Committee of SEA.

The other two most frequent acts of corruption in Quintana Roo have to do with the performance of the police forces followed by matters related to real estate property.

Cortés Franco recognized the problem facing Quintana Roo, however, he highlighted the progress in the actions to counteract the issue of corruption saying that the state is one of the few at national level where competent legal bodies are already operating, from the Administrative Court of Justice, the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office in Combat of Corruption, as well as the necessary regulatory framework.

“There are states that do not have the laws and there are some that do, but are not complete. I think we have a lot of work to do, but I feel that we are going to go fast on foot,” said the president of SEA.

The remaining positions of the new anticorruption system will be filled this week before it begins full operation.