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Deputy Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime
Subprocuraduría Especializada en investigación de Delincuencia Organizada
Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • Fiscalia Especializada para la Atencion a Delitos Contra la Salud (FEADS)
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agencyMexico
Operations jurisdictionMexico
General nature
Parent agencyAttorney General of México

Subprocuraduría Especializada en Investigación de Delincuencia Organizada, 'Assistant Attorney General's Office for Special Investigations on Organized Crime'(SEIDO), is the organized crime division of Mexico's Office of the Attorney General.

In October 2012, the organization changed its name from SIEDO to SEIDO.[1]

History and Organization[edit]

SEIDO was formed in the wake of a 2003 scandal that found agents in the Attorney General's anti-narcotics prosecution office, FEADS, actively working for or protecting Mexican drug cartels.[2] As a result, SEIDO was formed with 117 agents whose backgrounds and psychological profiles were intensely researched, in the hope that agents prone to Cartel corruption would be weeded out before they could enter the force.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mosso, Ruben (17 October 2012). "Se convierte SIEDO en SEIDO". Milenio (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  2. ^ Mexico disbands anti-drugs force in drive against corruption, Reuters, January 2003
  3. ^ But Will They Get it Right?, Border Reporter, May 2009

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