The former secretary of Citizen Security of the capital of Mexico, Jesús Orta and 18 other officials are accused of organized crime (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt / Agence France-Presse)

The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) has inflicted a fatal wound to what was one of the most important organs of the country: the Federal police. The institution indicated that it is looking for 19 commanders of said police force, for the crime of organized crime related to the diversion of resources.

The accusation stems from an investigation into the actions of the Federal Police during Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration (2012-2018).

Among the 19 appears Eleuterio Enrique Pérez Romero, former head of the department of administrative areas of the police force, who was arrested this Monday for his alleged participation in the diversion of 2,500 million pesos in the past administration.

The former official had an arrest warrant issued by a control judge of the Federal Criminal Justice Center of Almoloya, State of Mexico, for organized crime crimes with the purpose of committing operations with resources of illicit origin or money laundering.

Without specifying the place of arrests, the authorities detailed that Eleuterio Pérez was confined in the Altiplano prison, where he was already placed at the disposal of the judge.

Pérez Romero, an accountant by profession, worked from 1993 to 2008 at the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic in coordinating the services of the Federal Judicial Police and the Federal Investigation Agency, the predecessors of the Federal Ministerial Police.

On April 12, 2008, he was hired as head of the department in the financial resources area of ​​the General Staff of the Federal Preventive Police. His last position was as head of the department of the Coordination of Administration and Services of the Ministry of the Interior.

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