They will propose that money seized from extortion go to the Police

Antonio Baranda / Reform

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 21:17

Mexico City.- The Secretary of the Interior, Adán Augusto López Hernández, announced that the Executive will send a law initiative so that the millionaire resources seized from the crime for the crime of extortion are used to equip state Police.

When 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, said resources may also be used for intelligence work and cybersecurity.

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 concerns the Government today.

After it was announced on Monday that extortion has increased by more than 20 percent this year, he warned that this crime impacts all economic areas and that it is very difficult to “win the battle” because it has various typologies.

“It is not just what is known as the right of flat, it is the traditional telephone extortion, among others,” he commented.

“Just to give you an idea, by telephone extortion the Financial Intelligence Unit has detected about 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 help fight impunity.

He stressed that the fight against criminal gangs is not limited to a single authority, so it must be addressed in a coordinated manner with various sectors of society.

“Crime is a monster with a thousand heads that we face. We have to do things better, we fight first with the mistrust of the citizen who, out of fear or mistrust, does not report extortion, the solution can not only come from the State, we have to get involved everyone,” he emphasized.

On behalf of Concanaco-Servytur, its president, José Héctor Tejada Shaar, participated in the meeting; the general secretary, Guillermo Romero Rodríguez; and the treasurer and vice president of Fiscal Affairs, Octavio de la Torre Stéffano.

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