Last updated on April 26, 2021
Cancun, Q.R. — The Chief Police of Quintana Roo says that 20 inmates from the Cancun and Chetumal prisons have been transferred to maximum security prisons in Chiapas and Oaxaca for their possible involvement in the recent death of a commander.
Under tight security, the inmates were loaded onto buses and transferred to their new respective homes in the Federal Centers for Social Reintegration (CEFERESO) of Chiapas and Oaxaca.
In a social message, Alberto Capella Ibarra, Chief of Police, said that the inmates were being moved in response to the murder of the chief of custodians of the Cancun prison days before.
Capella Ibarra, who led the operation, said “twenty highly dangerous people in the CERESOS of Cancun and Chetumal were transferred to CEFERESOS of Chiapas and Oaxaca, the foregoing in response to the cunning homicide of the head of custodians of Cancun, our colleague Ortiz Ontiveros.”
The Secretary of Public Security said that the transfer of inmates is in response to the intention of generating self-government in the prison.
“We are generating the transfer of those who we consider could be the alleged perpetrators of this unfortunate fact at the intellectual level,” he explained.
The transfers began at dawn Thursday, with a bus leaving the Social Readaptation Center (CERESO) in Cancun amid heavy security by elements of the Quintana Roo Police and the National Guard.
This mobilization took place four days after the murder of a chief of custodians, who was shot on Sunday morning as he was driving home in his car.