Public Security Chief Durazo: We arrest criminals we just don’t “show them off”

Stevectpa  Borderland Beat Excelsior Mexico

“There is a lot of intelligence work and frankly spectacular blows have been taken, nothing more than it is not up to us to show off,” says Durazo.  [referring to perp walks of the past]
Cabeza de Vaca and Durazo
Mexico City
In Tamaulipas, an entity that was among the most dangerous in the country and is now among the least unsafe, coordination between the federal and state governments has been achieved, assured Alfonso Durazo, Secretary of Public Security.
He said that with the increase in the police force and the armed forces in the state and better intelligence work have made it possible to combat organized crime gangs.
“There is a lot of intelligence work and frankly spectacular hits have been given, it is not up to us to presume the criminal dimension of these detainees. In a good plan, it is up to you to investigate who they are, because we made the decision not to, to justify our work, to make them grow in the media, “said the Secretary.
According to the data presented by the Secretary of the Navy, Rafael Ojeda, in the entity there are 12,092 elements of the armed and police forces deployed in Tamaulipas, of which 8,652 are operational and the rest are dedicated to administrative tasks.
Governor Francisco Javier Cabeza de Vaca assured that the work coordinated with the federal government has allowed the fight against all gangs of organized crime.
“In Tamaulipas the fight against organized crime is not against one criminal group, but against everyone. The arrests of criminals from all the cartels that operate in the entity are conclusive proof of this, no criminal group has a patent to commit crimes in Tamaulipas,” declared Cabeza de Vaca.
He also said that the accusations against him of being in collusion with organized crime or of having incurred in acts of corruption by previous governments is a strategy to weaken him politically.
“Instead of working for the good of people on the street solving so many problems we have, now it turns out that one has to go around denying alleged investigations, clarifying sayings of a confessed criminal such as Lozoya, as well as sending letters of reply of insinuations without support. We did not want to return to those practices of the past, of defamation, of slander, but anyway, that is what is happening today. But in my case, there are those who believe that with infamies and intrigues they will distract or intimidate me.
They forget, that I come from the opposition and together with the Tamaulipas we overthrew a regime that had been in power for 86 years”, declared Cabeza de Vaca.
Note: Andrés Manuel López Obrador reestablished the Secretariat of Public Security, previously abolished by the Peña administration, and named Durazo as the head of the agency.