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The security minister in handcuffs. The security minister in handcuffs.

Baja’s head cop dismissed for firing weapon in Cabo tourist zone

The arresting officers were skeptical when Wong claimed to be their superior

On Saturday night reports were heard of an armed man shooting in the tourist zone of Cabo San Lucas. It turned out to be none other than the head of the state Ministry of Public Security in Baja California Sur.

Germán Wong, allegedly drunk, drove through the area near Lázaro Cárdenas boulevard shooting off rounds around 11 p.m.

After receiving the reports local police mounted an operation to catch the shooters, who were traveling in a white Honda. When they found the vehicle and stopped it, they found Wong in the passenger seat. He was accompanied by three women and another man.

According to the newspaper Milenio, the officers did not believe Wong when he claimed to be the head of the state police and their superior officer. Instead, they handcuffed and interrogated him.

An hour later, municipal Police Chief oJuan José Zamorano arrived and ordered Wong be disarmed and taken home.

Baja California Sur Governor Carlos Mendoza later announced on Twitter that Wong would be fired. He has been the minister of public security since February 2018.

“The members of my cabinet must have irreproachable conduct,” he wrote.

With reports from Milenio and El Universal

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