The authorities of Mexico City searched on Thursday the home of Raymundo Collins, former secretary of Public Security of the Mexican capital. The events were recorded in the Álvaro Obregón mayor’s office, where agents of the capital’s police and investigative prosecutors arrived, to comply with the order issued by a control judge.
Last Friday the authorities seized 41 classic cars and works of art in a property linked to Collins, in the town of Tequesquitengo, belonging to the municipality of Jojutla, Morelos. In September, a judge in Mexico City issued an arrest warrant against Collins, a former head of the Housing Institute (Invi) and the capital’s Police.
The former official is charged with the crime of illegal use of powers and powers, which is punishable by a maximum penalty of between three months and two years in prison, as well as a fine of 500 to 1,000 days of minimum wage. On the other hand, the capital’s Prosecutor’s Office initiated judicial file 012/0283/2020-OA against Collins and other former officials for alleged irregularities during their tenure at Invi, which caused injury to the Public Service of Mexico City.
Raymundo Collins, who was director of the Mexico City Housing Institute under former head of government Miguel Ángel Mancera, has held various public positions in the last three of four administrations of the Government of Mexico City. That is to say, he was an official during the administrations of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Marcelo Ebrard and Miguel Ángel Mancera. Collins studied Naval Mechanical Engineering at the Mercantile Nautical School.