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    Organized crime would be involved in the cable theft in the Mexico City subway

    The intention of the “cable cartel” is to obtain money from the sale of copper. One of the modus operandi consists of entering through the external registers of the subway.

    The investigation of recent accidents in the Mexico City Metro Collective Transport System (STC) has established that the cable theft would have been a determining factor for their occurrence, which is why the federal and capital authorities decided to create an interdisciplinary group to investigate criminal groups that are dedicated to committing this type of crime.

    It was through a statement that the general director of the metro, Guillermo Calderon, informed the STC workers that he has requested the capital’s Attorney General’s Office (FGJCDMX), the Citizen Security Secretariat (SSC), as well as the National Guard “to find those responsible for these acts and other atypical acts” that violate the safety of users.

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    For this, the manager points out, they deployed night brigades Since January 26, they have checked the trains, tracks, electronic, electrical and electromechanical systems “so that they are in good condition during the daily operation of the Metro”.

    Added to this is the 24-hour surveillance maintained by the National Guard throughout the transport network.

    How the ‘cable cartel’ operates

    An investigation by the Millennium Group suggests that what could be considered as ‘cable cartel’is dedicated, precisely, to cutting metro cables to later sell them in businesses specialized in the commercialization of copper.

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    In addition, this Wednesday afternoon, the director of the subway announced at a press conference that another very recurring modus operandi among criminals consists of enter through external recordsfrom where 14 kilometers of cable were extracted last year, which —he assures— “speaks of an organized crime group.”

    Likewise, he explained that in January 2023, the theft of 739 meters of cable in the network was recorded, 530 before the entry of the National Guard and 209 after its deployment on January 12.

    In mid-January, a man was surprised when tried to steal wires of the electrical installation of the metro between the Pino Suarez and San Antonio Abad stations on Line 2.

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    Workers discovered it when the pliers with which he was going to cut them fell off, and it was they themselves who released the images.

    Source: RT

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