Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Congress of Quintana Roo has unanimously approved the appointment of Raciel López Salazar as the new State Attorney General of the state.
On Monday evening, Salazar was sworn in as the new head of the state’s FGE, taking over from Óscar Montes de Oca Rosales after his sudden resignation in June.
During his swearing-in ceremony, Salazar said the most important thing now is to recover the tranquility and trust of the citizens, for which he will carry out a profound restructuring of this autonomous body.
“I am willing to take on the challenge that the reality of the State represents, because I share the interest, commitment and leadership of Governor Mara Lezama,” said Raciel López Salazar in a statement afterward.
Salazar said that he takes the reins of the autonomous body with a specific vision aimed at delivering results in terms of law enforcement, to guarantee development, contribute to well-being, public safety and peace in the state.
He also said that high-impact crimes will be the subject of a Criminal Prosecution Plan compatible with the State Public Security Program. “Based on this, we will work with our maximum human and professional capacities to contribute 100 percent to the objectives of the Quintana Roo State Development Plan,” he said.
His highest priorities are to promote the creation of special intelligence groups to neutralize criminal markets, reduce homicides and provide results in the search for disappeared persons with whose relatives an immediate action plan has already been agreed with specialized personnel.
He says that, along with assuming the challenge of dealing with the backlog of 200,000 investigations among which there are still preliminary investigations from the traditional system.
Three days beforehand, six applications from around the state were submitted to Congress for consideration to head the state’s FGE office. Congreso del Estado de Quintana Roo had 10 days to make a decision. Raciel López Salazar, who was interim FGE head, will serve as the official Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo for the period 2023-2032.