Unlike previous governments, his privileges the use of intelligence over force in public security actions and the fight against crime, explained President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
“We changed (the strategy) and both the Department of Defense, the Navy and the National Guard have training to avoid confrontations and to use intelligence more than force.”
Questioned about the video that circulated the day before on social networks in which it is seen that military elements aboard their vehicles flee from civilians who follow them in trucks, sporting long weapons and shouting, on a highway in Michoacán, he replied that after the fact Military reinforcements arrived and there was a seizure of artisanal equipment in laboratories in the area to manufacture methamphetamine.
During the press conference at the National Palace, he showed an infographic, which he asked Luis Cresencio Sandoval, Secretary of Defense, who was no longer present, to explain.
According to the infographic material, the seizure in Tumbiscatío, Michoacán, consisted of three reactors for organic synthesis with a condenser, 10 condensers with a hose, 18 drums with a capacity of 200 liters and five vats with a capacity of 500 liters, all handcrafted. and 15 marijuana plantations “in destruction”.
It is estimated that in reactors with a capacity of 200 liters, 4,378 kilos of methamphetamine are produced per month, an amount corresponding to 4,378,000 doses; This prevented 145,933 people from consuming or acquiring 30 doses per month.
The calculation of economic loss for criminal organizations amounts to 1,286.7 million pesos.
López Obrador criticized that the images of the referred video will be used “to say ‘what country do we live in!'”.
“Before it was different. Confrontations were constant and alleged criminals, civilians and soldiers and sailors lost their lives and those above did not care, because it is very easy to say ‘assert authority’, ‘my hand is not going to shake’; That’s what they said when life was through others”.
“They told the officers of the Army, the Navy, ‘you do your job and we take care of human rights’; that changed. Also, because we changed the elements of the armed forces, of the Defense, of the National Guard, but we also take care of the members of the gangs; they are human beings,” he stated.