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Businesses on Isla Mujeres proposing new security filters at maritime terminals

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Businesses on Isla Mujeres are looking to propose security filters be placed at each of the maritime terminals to screen those who arrive on the island.

The proposal comes on the heels of a recent robbery when 80,000 peso was stolen from an island pharmacy. Reports say that the robbery occurred 200 meters from another recent robbery where violence was involved. There have yet to be any arrests in both cases.

Island businessmen will propose that the security checks could be the responsibility of the navy or Military Police, since the new military city is located on mainland Isla Mujeres. They say that the arrival of troops opens the possibility of adding security filters in each of the maritime terminals which would provide greater control over who and what enters the island.

Entrepreneurs are also beginning to think about the implementation of new security measures such as the installation of security cameras, something not all businesses have.

“While this cannot prevent theft, it can help in the recognition of criminals,” commented a concerned businessmen. He says that although the Port Administration of Quintana Roo has security cameras, there should be a security filter with metal detection for things such as weapons.