Cozumel, Q.R. — Security has been stepped-up on the island of Cozumel with the increase of visitors during the holiday season. Captain Rodrigo Rodríguez Peña, director of Public Safety and Traffic of Cozumel says police, in coordination with the Mexican Navy, National Guard and National Migration Institute (INM) have resumed joint operations at all passenger docks.
Two teams from the Mexican Navy and two teams from the Canine Unit of the Municipal Police of Cozumel, along with four elements of the Navy, four from the National Guard and two inspectors from the National Institute of Migration, are participating in the operation.
Rodriguez says that both documentation and luggage are being reviewed by arriving and departing ferry passengers. He pointed out that on instruction of mayor Juanita Alonso Marrufo, the operations were resumed in order to detect weapons, explosives or psychotropic substances being brought onto the island.
He added that a similar operation is also being carried out at the fiscal dock as well as the cargo docks that operate from Punta Venado to Cozumel.