Minister of the Interior considers that Harvey Colchado should be removed as coordinator of the PNP special team

Minister of the Interior considers that Harvey Colchado should be removed as coordinator of the PNP special team

In a letter sent to prosecutor Marita Barreto, she insisted that “a clear delimitation of their functions and powers” is required with the tasks and/or or actions entrusted to him.

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Minister of the Interior considers that Harvey Colchado should be removed as coordinator of the PNP special team

In a letter sent to prosecutor Marita Barreto insisted that “a clear delimitation of its functions and competences” is required with the tasks and/or actions entrusted to it. (Photo: Dante Piaggio)

The Minister of the Interior, Willy Huerta, considered removing Colonel PNP Harvey Colchado as coordinator of the Police team National (PNP), which will support the Special Team of Prosecutors against the Corruption of Power, led by the superior prosecutor Marita Barreto.

Through an official letter sent to the representative of the Public Ministry, he insisted that in order to maintain the sustainability of the team over time, not only human and material resources are required, but also “a clear delimitation of its functions and competencies ”, which must comply with the current regulatory framework.

Therefore, Huerta Olivas emphasized that the formation of the special team of officers “It should fall on those bodies of the National Police of Peru, whose functions are compatible with the tasks and/or actions entrusted to it”.

“Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is necessary to point out that subsection 4) of article IV of the Preliminary Title of the Code of Criminal Procedure, establishes that the Ministry The public in the exercise of its functions must take into account the administrative and functional organization of the National Police in accordance with its laws and regulations”, he stressed.

The head of the Ministry also cited a legal report from the PNP that indicates that coordination should fall to a body of the PNP specialized in police investigation, such as the Division for the Investigation of Highly Complex Crimes (Diviac), and the other intelligence bodies that are members of the Team (Digimin Search Directorate, Anti-Drug Intelligence Division and PNP Intelligence Directorate) must support the first.

“In this way, the continuity of the Special Support Team will be allowed, with its same members, but without affecting the constitutional mandate of the PNP and the functions that the National Police of Peru and the Ministry of the Interior have by law”, limited the document.

As recalled , the new team is coordinated by Harvey Colchado, founder of Diviac and current head of the Digimin Search Division, by order of the previous head of the sector, Mariano González.

Together At Colchado are PNP Colonels Walter Lozano Pajuelo (head of Dirandro's Intelligence Division), Franco Moreno Panta (current head of Diviac) and Luis Alberto Silva Collazos (head of the Dirin Search Division).

This special police team was created at the request of Prosecutor Barreto, who days ago sent a letter to the Ministry of the Interior (Mininter) to proceed with the formation of a group of police experts in special investigative and intelligence techniques.

It should be noted that the police group will have logistical support and personnel from each of the divisions that make it up in Diviac, Dirandro, Digimin and Dirin.