The new general director of Carabineros, Mario Rozas, He spoke after the official appointment by President Sebastián Piñera.
This occurs after the government informed the two houses of Congress, through the presidential decree in which Piñera asked for early retirement for Soto, which was approved by the Comptroller after 6:00 p.m.
In his first words before retiring from La Moneda, Rozas thanked President Piñera for his confidence and He compromised his complete loyalty.
He also said that he had already been briefed by the President on the work of crime control and modernization projects of the institution.
Concerning the controversial departure of Hermes Soto, he said that for now he was not going to talk about it, However, when asked about police questioning, he appealed to continue quietly working day-to-day in the community.
"Carabineers are citizens who have left the community. We have become carabineros to serve the community, so this is our job and we know how to do it very well, "added Rozas.
He also said that he wants to send a recognition and unity to all his carabineers to continue on the path of crime control.
The farewell of Hermes Soto
In the middle of its exit process, former Carabineros general, Hermes Soto, He arrived in Concepción participate in a ceremony at the School of Non-commissioned Lomas Verdes complex.
"I leave with sadness and pride of all the conquests in Bío Bío," Soto said as he passed through the area, where he added that "We are far, the best institution in Chile" and urged those present to "continue to make the institution great."
Around 8:30 p.m., Soto left quickly and without giving statements of the enclosure.
The decree that closes the processing of the exit process of Hermes Soto will be published during the on this Sabbath day.