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Head of Mexico City police suddenly resigns

Mexico City, Mexico — In the middle of heightened violence in Mexico City, Hiram Almeida Estrada now-former head of the Mexico City police, announced his resignation as Public Security Secretary of the capital.

In a brief message to the media, he said he was proud of the performance and results obtained by the capital police.

In a press conference he said, “By this means I comment to you, that I presented my resignation for the position of secretary of Public Security of the City of Mexico.

“Proud of the performance and results and the honor of having been at the head of such a noble institution,” he added.

The now former head of the capital police did not reveal the reason that led him to submit his resignation despite the few months left in this administration.

With Almeida Estrada at the head, the capital city experienced the most insecure year during the new millennium in 2017 with 204,078 crimes reported and homicides reaching their highest rate since 1997.

During the last two years, Mexico City experienced a severe crisis of insecurity as violent groups of drug dealers flourished which, according to the head of government José Ramón Amieva, established an alliance with drug trafficking groups.

His position could be handed over to first superintendent José Gil García.