The Post Office security scanner yes it detected the bullets that contained the envelopes with threats sent to the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the leader of United We Can, Pablo Iglesias, and the general director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez, but a watchdog fault made them pass the filters and arrive last Thursday at their corresponding destinations.

That is the conclusion of a internal investigation carried out by the public entity after reviewing the security cameras and sent by the head of the Security area, Javier Pumares Puertas, to the entity’s general director, Miguel Ángel Silva, in a letter to which this medium has had access.

In this informative note, dated 24 after opening, a “Very serious breach” by the private company concessionaire of the service. According to the account, it was an error by the NV Vigilancia security guard, subcontracted to the Vallecas automated treatment center, which caused the three letters to pass the established filters.

The employee did not notice the projectiles in the scanner, despite the fact that the image offers no doubts about it. Had the usual protocols been complied with, the employee would have detected the cartridges and issued the appropriate alert to the police, who would have taken over the envelopes.

For this reason, Correos has opened a file to the subcontracted company and it has decided to resort to the “most severe warning” for the “breach” that has been incurred and for the “damage to the image, prestige and good name” of Correos.

In the same way, the public entity has requested the “immediate withdrawal of the service” in the company of the security guard who operated in the scanner “without being able to identify the projectiles who carried “the letters.


To reach these conclusions, Correos has recovered the images recorded by the security cameras and has verified that the three envelopes with the threats and the bullets were “postmarked and inspected on the 19th [el pasado lunes] at 5:48 pm “.

In the letter an image of the scanner is attached, documented with the date and time mentioned, in which it is appreciated in the same bag various projectile elements in blue that could correspond to the gunpowder of the bullets.

This proves, in addition to the fact that the bullets passed the filter, that the three above, presumably, were sent from the same point, as now investigated. The Interior Minister assured this Saturday that the investigations are progressing but did not clarify the origin of the letters. “I can not give more data, the reservation is necessary,” he said.

The postal unions they have asked in a statement to the president of the institution, Juan Manuel Serrano Quintana, information on the operational security that is applied today.

Ante la strangeness of lack of detection of these shipments through the security mechanisms available to Correos, before their delivery to the recipient and the danger that this entails for Correos workers and customers, we ask you to inform us if the security operations that had been operating have been modified until recent dates “, picks up the note.


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