Alfonso Durazo, head of the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), requested a week off to resolve personal matters. This means that may not accompany President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the work tour that is scheduled in the states of Guanajuato, Jalisco and Colima.
The head of the federal executive had announced that he will meet with the security cabinets of these entities, as they are considered the most violent in Mexico. For it, He said that he will establish a coordinated work agenda on security despite political differences.
“I go to these states because they are the most difficult in terms of violence and in particular homicides, that is why I am going to support people with my presence, tell them that regardless of the differences we have with the governments of those states, we have public differences that are notoriousTelling people we have an obligation to work together, ”said López Obrador during a press conference.
Through his official Twitter account, the security secretary thanked the national president for granting him the absence.
“I appreciate the authorization of President López Obrador to absent me this week from official activities. I will stay connected and pending as always,” he said.
However, the secretariat will have a presence on the working tour, because Durazo Montaño himself confirmed that Ricardo Mejía, undersecretary of public security, will come in his place.
“In accordance with the internal regulations of the SSPC, it will be the undersecretary of Public Security, Ricardo Mejía, who will supply me in all those matters that require face-to-face attention. I will maintain remote attention at all times with the affairs of the agency,” he pointed out. in another tweet.
Ricardo Mejía Berdeja has a Law Degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana, He has different diplomas in other educational institutions and has held numerous public positions in the Chamber of Deputies.
The objective of the visits will be to establish effective communication in the investigations that concern the topics of the organized crime, drug trafficking and huachicoleoBecause the entities you will visit are constantly attacked by criminal organizations such as the Cartel of Santa Rosa de Lima (CSRL) and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).
In this regard, it is worth mentioning that Guanajuato is the state that heads the list of intentional homicides in the country, concentrating up to 18% of the murders that occur daily, López Obrador has repeatedly said.
This visit is of primary relevance in terms of national security because, taking into account the attack against the Mexico City security secretary, Omar García Harfuch, and the investigation that pointed out that there are other high-profile public officials under threat from the CJNG, the presence of the president and the federal secretary of security would be a message against crime.
Thanks to the existence of an audio of alleged members of the CJNG, intercepted by the National Intelligence Center (CNI), it is known that the organized crime group could allegedly go against Alfonso Durazo; Marcelo Ebrard, head of the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE); Santiago Nieto, head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU); Andrés Manuel López Obrador; and García Harfuch himself.
The presidential work tour will take place this weekend and the governors of each entity will receive the Tabasco with their respective security secretaries.
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