Security company responsible during the fire at the INM in Ciudad Juárez has a contract in 23 states

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After the fire at the immigration station in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, reported that the company had already been identified and that due to an irregularity detected, a process was started to revoke its operating permit.

The federal official specified that said administrative process is parallel to the criminal investigation that has already begun in the case of the fire that left 39 dead and 28 injured, one of whom has already been discharged.

Rosa Icela Rodríguez explained that the company, named Grupo de Seguridad Privada CAMSA SA de CV, has registration on September 3, 2020 and had a valid permit as of February 2024.

She added that the company is registered in the modality of providing private security throughout the national territory and that it does not have a permit to carry weapons for its elements.

Regarding the irregularity detected, the official said that the company had a record of only 4 security elements with 10 uniforms and that the contract with the INM was for 503 elements in facilities in 23 states of the country.

The registered partners of the company were identified as David Vicente Salazar Gasca and George Mcphail Trouyet.

The SSPC also added that the National Migration Institute was requested to terminate the contract with this company, so that starting tomorrow, members of the Federal Protection Service will assume security tasks at the facilities of the Ciudad Juárez Migration Station.

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