SSPE to reinforce prison facilities’ security with more custody personnel

SSPE to reinforce prison facilities’ security with more custody personnel

Jan 16, 2018

TIJUANA, BC, January 12, 2018.- One of the priorities for the Public Security Secretariat of the State (SSPE) is to reinforce the security processes within the penitentiary centers of Baja California. Therefore, the Secretariat is making a call for women and men who wish to be part of the State Security Police and Prison Custody personnel. The Director of the Public Safety Academy of the State (ASPE), Fernando Sánchez González, indicated that they are looking for a profile of integral people, with no criminal record, committed to working jointly with society for citizen security. He indicated that the call for 130 possible candidates for the State Police of the Penitentiary Custody System (PESCP) is currently open, who will have to start a strict process of selection and psychological, physical, control and trust assessment tests. Once all the exams required by the SSPE have been approved, applicants will start the Police Training Program at the Training Center (CENFOCAP), to begin the initiation stage, which consists of 4 months in the internship modality where they are trained in: – Police Technique – Operational and legal issues – Prison security procedures – Human rights and culture of legality – Topics established according to the profile for which they were selected For the SSPE, it is essential to have qualified and professional staff with a high sense of humanity, which contributes positively to the process of reintegration of those deprived of freedom by society.   For more information, interested persons can visit the page www.seguridadbc.gob.mx, official facebook www.facebook.com/SSPEBC, and www.facebook.com/serpoliciabc Source: Gobierno del Estado de Baja...

State-level program needed to combat air pollution in Mexicali and Tijuana

State-level program needed to combat air pollution in Mexicali and Tijuana

Jan 12, 2018

The Secretariat of Environmental Protection of the State, said that it will respond to the State Commission on Human Rights, the work being done to reduce the levels of air pollution that exist  in Mexicali are way too high, specially the levels registered during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The secretary, Thelma Castañeda Custoria, said that there is progress in the issue of the state capital because there is already a Pro-Air Committee, where there are responsible authorities such as Civil Society Organizations and the Academy. She stated that there is a need for new laws that prohibit, or at least control pyrotechnics, in order to move forward on this matter. Regarding Tijuana, she expressed that this city also has high levels of air pollution, and that the situation could be worse if Tijuana was not by the sea, which helps to purify the air. Castañeda Custoria concluded saying that the topography of Mexicali is a disadvantage in comparison to other municipalities, however, the idea is to create a state-level program. Source: Secretaría de Protección al Ambiente del Estado de Baja...

State Preventive Police impounded a ton and a half of drugs in Tijuana

State Preventive Police impounded a ton and a half of drugs in Tijuana

Jan 8, 2018

After a search warrant was issued, a house in Valle Verde, Tijuana, was searched by the State Preventive Police (PEP, in Spanish) and more than half a ton (about 1 thousand 100 pounds) were impounded inside the house, the order had been applied for as of last January 4th, after a man had been detained with almost 500 pounds of marihuana, 13 kilos of ice, firearms and live ammo. His name is Peter “X”, 37 years old, from Tijuana, who was driving a Frontier pick up with about 20 packages overlooking the car’s cabin, he was pulled over and the drugs were found in the packages, and on a body search a .38 millimeter gun was found. When the PEP elements were arresting Pedro, they saw more packages which were visible inside the house yard so the search warrant was issued while PEP elements surveilled the house and after the search was carried out there were 150 packages which wighed more than a ton and a half....

Shockwave and burning powder: Double damage that can change your life

Shockwave and burning powder: Double damage that can change your life

Dec 31, 2017

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR (WARNING: EXPLICIT IMAGES) The shockwave of a firecracker’s explosion can cause severe damage to the hand and then the powder burn, is a double harm which leaves lifetime marks crippling children as well as adults “playing”  with fireworks, said Dr. Jose Andres Azcárate Varela, plastic surgeon who has treated several firecracker accident victims. HE thinks it’s a very high price which they will pay for a lifetime for an absurd and silly momentary lapse of “fun”, and there is also the pollution issue, harming the air quality, having serious effect on dogs’ sensitive hearing, the airborne particles they leave behind, and it’s enough to see the pictures and the video to see how dangerous this “game” could be. (Photographs courtesy of Dr. José Andrés Azcárate Varela personal archive)...

Haiti – Diaspora : 9 marriages and 39 births of Haitians in Baja California

Haiti – Diaspora : 9 marriages and 39 births of Haitians in Baja California

Dec 30, 2017

The Haitian community that has arrived in Baja California is continuing its integration process. On December 16th, 8 couples were married under Haitian laws. For these legal and religious unions to be valid, they were led by the Haitian authorities represented by the Ambassador of Haiti to Mexico, Guy Lamothe, Garvey Jeann Pierre, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Haiti in Mexico and Nesly Numa, First Secretary for Consular Affairs of the Embassy of Haiti. “These unions were carried out with the aim of preserving Haitian culture and tradition, as well as strengthening a process of integration into Baja California society,” the Haitian authorities in Mexico said. The unions this weekend are not the first in this new Haitian community, according to the official register, 9 marriages with contracting parties of both countries under Mexican law have already taken place. 39 births born to Haitian parents who arrived in Baja California are also included in state registers. According to the General Secretariat of the Government of Baja California, the state has welcomed nearly 21,000 Haitian migrants, of whom nearly 17,800 have crossed into the United States. Of the estimated 3,000 Haitians who remained in Mexico, 2,890 obtained regular migratory status and 2,085 legally work in the state. TBP...

PEP presents overwhelming results against crime

PEP presents overwhelming results against crime

Dec 27, 2017

MEXICALI, BC, December 22, 2017.- In the fight against common and organized crime the State Preventive Police (PEP) has applied an operational strategy in areas identified as priority in the 5 municipalities of Baja California, which allowed the capture of 1,864 suspects involved in various crimes, some of them related to drug cartel activity. The Secretary of Public Security of the State, Gerardo Manuel Sosa Olachea, indicated that the results presented by this corporation encompass from January 1 to December 20 of this year, period in which they worked permanently through their own operations and joint which were raised through the Coordination Group of Baja California. He noted that of the total of 1,864 arrested, 875 were detained for crimes of federal order, 218 for crimes of the common order, 262 had an arrest warrant or national recapture, 93 with an arrest warrant or foreign recapture and 416 were arrested for administrative faults. “The fight against crime is permanent and many of the results are thanks to citizen participation through their complaints to emergency number 9-1-1 and anonymous report 089, actions that have been reinforced with meetings with business groups, civil society and communities where preventive work is being carried out, “said Sosa Olachea. The state official reiterated that the guard will not be lowered to maintain peace and tranquility in the entity, for which he urges the citizens to join the actions of the “Crusade for Security, Everyone’s Task”, which is headed by the Governor of the State, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid and together to fight for the welfare of each community of Baja California.   In numbers: PEP results January to December 2017   1 thousand 864 people arrested 72,556,789 doses of drugs confiscated 506 vehicles with reported theft recovered 396 vehicles involved in the commission of some crime 238 short and 112 long firearms seized 7,458 cartridges seized 3 laboratories for the production of drugs destroyed 1 field with 100 thousand plants destroyed Source:...