Cancun airport narcotics dog sniffs out drug shipments second time this month Cancun Mexico 

Cancun airport narcotics dog sniffs out drug shipment second time this month

Cancun, Q.R. — A package of narcotics has been detected at the Cancun International Airport by Memin, the on-site drug dog. Memin managed to sniff out a shipment of drugs in a large container departing from Cancun, bound for Manchester, England. Inside the outgoing aluminum container, police discovered cocaine and hashish wrapped in cylinder wrappers inside the frame of the container. In total, police found 70 grams of cocaine and 55 grams of hashish. This is the second time this month Memin has sniffed out drugs from packages. On November…

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Cancun airport has more than a dozen new connections for winter season Cancun Mexico 

Cancun airport has more than a dozen new connections for winter season

Cancun, Q.R. — The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau of Cancun says that for the upcoming winter season, the Cancun International Airport will have more than a dozen additional flight routes they did not have last year. During the recent promotional presentation of Time to Cancún, head of the Cancun Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Lizzy Cole, announced the new routes noting they are new flights arriving from different parts of the world. “Southwest airline has new flights from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis Missouri,” she said adding, “And Spirit…

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Cancun Ynifinity real estate project permanently shut down Cancun Mexico 

Cancun Ynifinity real estate project permanently shut down

Cancún, Q.R. — After a lengthy battle, Profepa has ordered the permanent closure of the Ynfinity real estate project in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Along with the closure, the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) imposed a fine of over 1.5 million peso, as well as the immediate restoration of 14,160.86 square meters of coastal ecosystem. The administrative resolution issued against the company legally named Vanguard Caribe Comercializadora, S.A. C.V., responsible for the project, confirmed that the developer carried out work without having the authorization of an environmental impact permit issued by the Ministry…

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Mobility Law submitted to congress, could see Uber legalized Cancun Mexico 

Mobility Law submitted, could see Uber legalized in coming weeks

Cancun, Q.R. — A recent push through State Congress could see Uber legalized in early 2018. During a recent hearing, the Mobility Law was presented in State Congress noting that Uber will stay to operate in Benito Juárez, but will have to be regularized. Fernando Zelaya, deputy president of the Communications and Transport Commission, said that the regularization of Uber is not expected to affect taxi workers and warned that new transportation options have to be opened in the state. Zelaya said that with this new law, Quintana Roo will be integrated into the list…

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New Cancun policing strategy shows improvements since June Cancun Mexico 

New Cancun policing strategy shows improvements since June

Cancun, Q.R. — More than 60 Cancun police officers have been relieved of duty since June when the city brought in a new police chief. At a recent press conference, Darwin Puc Acosta municipal secretary of Public Security, said that since June, at least 60 municipal police officers have been discharged with others still under investigation. Puc Acosta explained that 16 of those police officers were discharged for bad behavior, while others requested their leave when greater control measures were put into place by the new chief. The remaining officers…

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Two more gang members arrested in Cancun Cancun Mexico 

Two more gang members arrested in Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. — Four people were arrested in the Cancun Hotel Zone Tuesday after an emergency call of people carrying firearms. On Tuesday afternoon, police received an emergency 911 call about seven individuals seen at Mocambo restaurant carrying weapons. Police arrived at the restaurant to find that there were no weapons on the seven men, however, they did detect the smell of cannabis on four of them. Those four individuals were arrested. Police say they are related to organized crime. Two of the arrested men have criminal records and belong…

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State breakfast program feeds more than 59,000 children a day Cancun Mexico 

State breakfast program feeds more than 59,000 children a day

Cancun, Q.R. — More than 59,000 children of pre-school and primary school age receive free daily breakfasts as part of the state’s Programa de Desayunos Fríos y Calientes (Program of hot and cold breakfasts). Over 59,000 children around Quintana Roo take advantage of the free breakfast program on a daily basis, says state governor Carlos Joaquin. The program, which is done in part by DIF Quintana Roo, helps disadvantaged children improve their health so they can focus on their studies more while in school, which the program says, they hope will one…

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Cancun prisoner walks out front door undetected Cancun Mexico 

Cancun prisoner walks out front door undetected

Cancun, Q.R. — A prisoner at the Centro de Reinserción Social (CERESO) of Cancún managed to walk out the front door completely undetected Monday morning. It wasn’t until 7:00 a.m. that guards noticed the inmate missing. During roll call, prison officials discovered prisoner Raúl Pérez Palma was not in his cell and notified local police. Police arrived only to verify that the man had walked out the front door presumably unnoticed at around dawn Monday. There is no update as to the whereabouts of the escaped prisoner who was imprisoned for robberies….

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