The Secretary of the Interior, Adán Augusto López Hernández, announced that the Executive will send a bill so that the millionaire resources seized from the crime for the crime of extortion are used for the equipment of State Police. Participating in the plenary meeting of presidents of the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Concanaco-Servytur) of the 32 entities, the official stressed that, if the initiative prospers, these resources may also be allocated to intelligence and cybersecurity work. López Hernández stressed that, although intentional homicide is one of the crimes that generates the most instability in our country, extortion is one of the issues that most concern the Government today. After it was announced on Monday that extortion has rebounded more than 20 percent this year, he warned that this crime impacts on all economic areas and that it is very difficult to “win the battle” because it has different typologies. It is nothing else known as the right of floor, it is the traditional telephone extortion, among others, “he said. Just to give you an idea, by telephone extortion the Financial Intelligence Unit has detected as 14 billion pesos that no one claims because there is no complaint and there is no crime. ” At the headquarters of the Concanaco-Servytur, the Secretary called on citizens to denounce this crime, in order to contribute to combating impunity. He stressed that the fight against criminal gangs is not limited to a single authority, so it must be addressed in coordination with various sectors of society. We recommend you read: “Crime is a thousand-headed monster that we face. We have to do things better, we fight first with the distrust of the citizen who out of fear or distrust does not denounce extortion, the solution can not only come from the State, we all have to get involved,” he emphasized. On behalf of Concanaco-Servytur participated in the meeting its president, José Héctor Tejada Shaar; the Secretary General, Guillermo Romero Rodríguez; and the treasurer and vice president of Fiscal Affairs, Octavio de la Torre Stéffano.
Original source in Spanish