Mexico’s public security force in Guanajuato known as the FSPE commemorated its 186th anniversary with the swearing in of 185 new officers on Monday and also announced that several high-end vehicles including a C7 Corvette Stingray have been seized from organized crime and will be pressed into service over the coming months.
Governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo was there for the event and says that the vehicles being added to the FSPE fleet includes six Chevrolet Camaros, one Ford Mustang, two Cadillacs and one Corvette Stingray. He adds that maintenance costs for the vehicles will be paid from other seizures including jewelry, cash and property from those who commit crimes.
Con tecnología e innovación fortalecemos a nuestras @FSPE_Gto. Entregamos patrullas que inspiren confianza, reflejen nuestro orgullo e identidad, que dignifiquen, y sobre todo que respondan al compromiso que tenemos con la sociedad. #GranFuturoGTO pic.twitter.com/N1c9ZcYy7v— Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo (@diegosinhue) April 8, 2019
Of course, not everyone in Guanajuato is happy with the decision to use the confiscated vehicles. Sergio Contreras Guerrero, the leader of the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico in Guanajuato, criticized the use of vehicles saying “they do not know how to drive, they are unstable and the parts are expensive” and that its just a smokescreen to distract from the rising homicide rate. He added that the sale of the cars could be used for more “patrols, bullets and other things.”
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