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INM officer shot, killed in Playa del Carmen parkade

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Deputy Director of Control and Verification of the National Institute of Migration in the municipality of Solidaridad was shot and killed in an underground parkade Wednesday.

The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. in the underground parking area of Plaza Antigua near the Playa del Carmen airport. The victim was discovered after gunfire was heard and reported to Emergency 911.

Medical units arrived only to find the deceased body of a man who had been shot several times. The victim has been identified as Iván Edgar Ulises Rojas, Subdirector de Control y Verificación del Instituto Nacional de Migración for the municipality of Solidaridad.

Authorities activated their Red Code in an attempt to locate those responsible, however, there has yet to be an announcement of any arrests.

The State Attorney General’s Office has released the following statement:

The Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo initiated the investigation folder 257/2019 for the homicide of IEURV, who was the Deputy Director of Control and Verification of the National Institute of Migration in the municipality of Solidaridad. The report originated on Wednesday morning at around 9:30 am, for gun detonations inside the parking lot of the square where the INM offices are located.

Upon arriving, municipal police found the lifeless body of the official. Experts of various specialties and agents of the ministerial police collect test data that contribute to the correct integration of the file, to find those responsible for the event.

Iván Edgar Ulises Rojas had been working with the Playa del Carmen INM office since September 2013. He was also involved in INM operations at the Cancun International Airport and the sub-delegation of Chetumal.

The Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) says they will collaborate with the corresponding authorities to carry out the investigation and proceed in accordance with the law.

Governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, has also requested an investigation into the murder of the deputy director of migration noting it is necessary to investigate the case to find out if it is related to corruption.

“As with any crime issue, it is always necessary to investigate to know what happened. We talk about many issues that have to do with corruption in that unit and we must analyze how much that situation had to do in this matter,” he said.