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Additional federal forces arrive in Cancun to combat insecurity

Cancun, Q.R. — Additional security is added to the city of Cancun admit insecurity concerns.

Approximately 300 elements of the Federal Forces arrived in Cancun Friday to carry out surveillance work in the Cancun Hotel Zone along with other areas considered high risk.

Elements of the Federal Police explained that they have already carried out a deterrent route to locate the most conflicting areas in the city. They say they have arrived to add additional surveillance patrols throughout the entire city, however, they will focus mainly on the north zone regions.

The additional federal forces will also make their presence known in Playa del Carmen, extending patrols and surveillance south of Cancun.

The additional police have arrived after continued insecurity issues are expressed by local businesses.

Eduardo Galaviz Ibarra, president of the Association of Commercial Squares of Cancun, says he is concerned about the frequency of robberies in the city. Small businesses such as supermarkets and restaurants are continually being targeted adding that these small robberies seize only small amounts of money but generates large amounts of concern.

He adds that this new type of criminal targets the city’s most vulnerable trade sectors, who are often without proper security or trained personnel. Galaviz Ibarra says he is going to propose a strategy that will start a common front to fight these types of crimes in the commercial sector.