Quintana Roo on fire

The businessmen of the Riviera Maya consider that the government of Carlos Joaquín González has been overwhelmed by rampant insecurity. The deployment of the National Guard in Tulum and Puerto Madero, after the recent attacks, served to inhibit drug gangs, but requires radical measures to stop organized crime.

The coordinated action of local and federal corporations, they acknowledge, have done their job, but the Navy must take charge of public safety in Quintana Roo, given the escalation of arrests and violent events. More than fifty criminals are presented daily before the Prosecutor’s Office for criminal acts in that entity that, according to versions of the national and international press, is territory disputed by rival groups.

Four criminal gangs and multiple groups that dispute the sale of drugs, the state prosecutor, Óscar Montes de Oca Rosales, has described – without taking care of the forms – one of the two pieces of the scheme originally proposed by the Alliance president, at the start of his mandate, to reduce the incidence of crime.

Then, the businessmen endorsed his idea, of “importing” the team that worked in Morelos and before that, in Tijuana, where Alberto Capella served as director of Public Security. Its crime prevention and crime-fighting model, based on exhaustive intelligence work and the deployment in the field of agents trained to neutralize hitmen and kidnappers, has been in great demand in the past decade.

From the border city to the Morelos territory, Capella assumed sole command of the forces of order in the entity governed by the PRD Graco Ramírez Garrido Abreu until August 2018. At the end of that year he arrived in Quintana Roo together with Montes de Oca Rosales, who previously served as deputy attorney in Mexico City, during the mandate of Miguel Ángel Mancera.

Oscar Montes de Oca was denounced before the CDMX Congress, accused of committing acts of concealment and omission during his years as deputy attorney general.

From PRD governments also came Daniel Zúñiga Esparza, who was undersecretary of Planning and Finance of the Ministry of Public Security until Capella’s resignation a year ago.

Daniel Zúñiga served as administrator of Manuel Granados, former legal counsel of Mancera, former coordinator of the Legislative Assembly of CDMX and former leader of the national PRD.

With the installation of related officials in strategic positions, the state of Quintana Roo became a kind of sanctuary or refuge for former officials of PRD administrations who are under investigation, such as Gustavo Caballero Torres and Roberto Hernández Reyna, who are accused by the FGR and the FGJCDMX of operating a spy center for Mancera, and are currently under the protection and shelter of the Quintana Roo state prosecutor.

The triumph of the 4T altered the scheme. The new scheme – the state tables for the construction of peace – broke the precarious equilibrium and federal officials began to observe that the former capital’s public servants leaked privileged information from the National Public Security System, the National Conferences of Attorneys and Security Secretaries Public, to the ex-PRD leaders, about possible investigations against them.

The battle against organized crime began to get lost then.

Side effects

TRANSPARENCIES. The “Declara 5 of 5” was presented by 481 public servants in Querétaro, including the governor, Mauricio Kuri Grajales, the 32 members of his cabinet, and the main senior and middle managers of the state administration. In addition to their declaration of assets, interest and tax, they underwent an anti-doping test and proved their criminal record. The documents collected by the Secretary of the Comptroller’s Office, Óscar García González, will be made public through an information portal.

Alberto Aguirre


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Journalist and columnist for El Economista, author of Doña Perpetua: the power and opulence of Elba Esther Gordillo. Elba Esther Gordillo against the SEP.


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