Translated by Fulano from an article in Jornada BC.
Mexico City, September 11, 2016 – The National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) issued a recommendation to the Attorney General of the Republic, Arely Gómez, about a vehicle inspection operation without legal substance by federal ministerial police, which victimized a woman from whom they stole 150,000 pesos (US$8,000) on the Minatitlán-Villhermoda highway in Veracruz.
In its recommendation 39/2016, the national organization charged that the victim had her human rights and access to legal security violated, and this was attributed to the federal ministerial police.
The events happened the night of May 20, 2015, when six federal ministerial police officers, among them a woman, carried out highway operation on the border of Minatitlán and Ixhuatlán, in the southeast of Veracruz, where they took some suitcases from the trunk of the victim car, and one of them had perfume box which contained the money.
In the action, which also stole her jewelry, the victim was intimidated and they took her cell phone to stop her talking to her husband, although they were later returned with the threat they would arrest her.
Around 9PM a federal police patrol arrived and, according to the victim, it was then that the woman police officer took the 150,000 pesos, gave some to her companions who were in the patrol, and threatened her to keep quiet and continue her trip to Villahermosa, Tabasco.
The victim stayed overnight in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and the next day went with her husband to report the crime to the federal public minister in that city. However, she noticed that the shield which the police who searched her was the same the same as the public minister, which caused her fear and when instead to the CNDH to make her complaint.
The CNDH concluded that three federal public ministers who were responsible for the investigation into this case failed to observe the obligation required by law, and violated the human rights of the victim and the administration of justice.
They also stressed that four federal ministerial police officers violated the right to legal certainty, by carrying out a vehicle search without a legal basis.