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Quintana Roo Governor shuffles security cabinet and appoints new FGE and SSC heads

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Head of the Quintana Roo Attorney General’s Office, Oscar Montes de Oca Rosales, has resigned. On Monday afternoon, Montes de Rosales officially announced his resignation.

In a shared letter to Governor Mara Lezama, he said he “complied responsibly and diligently in the performance of the functions that were entrusted to me in the field of the Attorney General, as demonstrated by the results contained in the annual reports that I have presented to the H. Congress and the State Executive.”

He said “it has been one of the highest honors as a public official to have served the people of Quintana Roo and its visitors,” adding that he was “grateful for the trust you have placed in me to join the institutional efforts of the Government that you lead.”

Details surrounding the resignation were not shared in the letter or on social media. His only public words were “The State Attorney General’s Office reports that Dr. Oscar Montes de Oca Rosales has submitted his resignation from the position he held as head of this institution. All activities and services continue to operate normally,” which was posted on the FGE Twitter account.

Around the same time as his public post, Lezama announced replacements for two positions. She has reported that “The Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama Espinosa, has appointed Dr. Raciel López Salazar as interim prosecutor of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) and Navy Captain, Julio César Gómez Torres as the new head of the Secretary of Citizen Security (SSC).

Rear Admiral Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero has been replaced by Captain Julio César Gómez Torres

Along with the FGE change, Lezama announced a new SSC head. She reported “as of today”, Captain Julio César Gómez Torres will officially lead the Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana (SSC) de Quintana Roo replacing Rear Admiral Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero, who was appointed the position by Lezama in September of 2022.

In her message, Lezama thanked Doctor Óscar Montes de Oca for the work carried out at the head of the organization and also Rear Admiral Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero for his dedication and honesty as head of the SSC.