Gustavo Mata Vega, a vice minister, is the new head of the security ministry.
He is taking over from Celso Gamboa Sánchez, who is moving into the Ministerio Público as deputy fiscal general.
Mata retired from the Judicial Investigating Organization after 30 years. He had risen to the rank of assistant director.
The security minster supervises the Fuerza Pública, the ministry’s anti-drug police, the airport police, the frontier police and other units.