Dismantling the "Seat Leon band" has become a priority for the State Security Forces and Bodies. The superior commissioner of Asturias, Juan Jesús Herranz Yubero, announced yesterday that the Superior Police Headquarters has created a specific group dedicated to these investigations. It would be composed of a dozen agents from Oviedo and Gijón, as this newspaper confirmed.
The "Seat Leon band" is a matter that "worries us, occupies us and we are dedicating time," said the chief of police. He added: "We have specific groups for this and there is a response from both security forces and others," referring to the ten arrests that have already been made. The last six arrests were made by the Civil Guard of the Comandancia de Gijón, and resulted in the imprisonment of two leaders of one of the family groups that make up the "Seat Leon band" and the wife of one of them, although for another pending cause.
Herranz Yubero made the announcement minutes before the commemoration of the 196th anniversary of the creation of the National Police, which were chaired by the Government delegate in Asturias, Delia Losa. In the course of his speech he highlighted the "excellence in work" that the National Police Corps performs in the Principality, where the level of crime is the second lowest in Spain, with "26.9 criminal offenses per thousand inhabitants, when the national average is 20 points more, "said the delegate of the Executive of Pedro Sánchez in the Principality.
The National Police Corps is responsible for the security of 70 percent of the Principality's population, and in the country as a whole it assumes 60 percent of the criminal offenses committed, according to data provided by the chief superior.
The commemorative act served as a framework for the delivery of eight decorations to the dedication to the police service and 21 commemorative diplomas to the police of the different scales and categories that passed in 2018 to the retirement situation in Asturias.
Among the police officers who attended the celebration was Commissioner Manuel González Delgado, new head of the Provincial Brigade of Public Safety of the Superior Police Headquarters of Asturias, who in reference to the "Seat Leon band" indicated that it will be attempted "solve it as soon as possible".
Commemorative events were attended by authorities from all levels, such as the Minister of the Presidency, Rita Camblor; the mayor of Oviedo, Alfredo Canteli; the president of the Superior Court of Justice, Jesús Chamorro; the president of the Provincial Court, José Antonio Soto-Jove, and the Superior Prosecutor of Asturias, Esther Fernández. The rector of the University of Oviedo, Santiago García Granda, and the top representatives of the Army and Civil Guard in Asturias, among others, also attended.