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Quintana Roo Police Director ‘removed from position’ after hiring multi-million peso band for private party

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The police director of Quintana Roo has been removed from his position after hiring a multi-million peso band for his daughter’s 15 birthday party. The expensive event took place May 18.

The now-former director is accused of hiring the five-member band Los Tucanes de Tijuana who reportedly charge around 3.5 million pesos for a show. The party was held in the exclusive Country Royal venue of Chiapas with a cost of 600,000 pesos.

The now-former Quintana Roo director is being investigated by Internal Affairs for irregularities during his position as a public servant.

The information came to the attention of the State Attorney General (FGE) of Quintana Roo after a state newspaper ran a story early Tuesday morning on the lavish weekend event.

In a news brief later Tuesday morning, the Fiscalía General del Estado (FGE) said the “in relation to a note published today in which the Director of the Investigative Police of the State Attorney General’s Office is mentioned, the following is reported:

“This autonomous body has removed the aforementioned public servant from his position and has turned him over to the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Internal Affairs in order to carry out an investigation to determine if there was irregularity or inconsistency in his actions as a public servant.

“We reaffirm our commitment to transparency and legality in all our actions, so we guarantee that we will take the necessary measures to clarify this situation with due diligence.”

The now-former Director was brought to the state of Quintana Roo approximately 10 months ago when Raciel López Salazar, the current Attorney General of the state of Quintana Roo, took over the position. Both men have worked together in the past.