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Criminal clashes in Cancun responsible for violence say authorities

Cancun, Q.R. — The continued violence in Cancun is the result of clashes between criminal groups, says the state prosecutor.

Head of the State Prosecutor’s Office, Miguel Ángel Pech Cen, said that the continued clash between groups is resulting in the violent deaths being recorded as they fight over drug deals and the collection of money.

With the city of Cancun exceeding 200 deaths already this year, Pech Cen asks citizens to support the police by coming forward and providing details and evidence to help with investigations and jail those responsible.

The secretary of state public security, Rodolfo del Angel Campos, says the nearly 3 billion peso has been allocated to Quintana Roo to acquire technology and strengthen security throughout the state.

He explained, “2.9 billion peso have been authorized for a comprehensive security plan that includes technology in radio communication, infrastructure and equipment for police.”

He says that there is also a strategic plan that will be implemented with the help of the funding.

“Three security circles are being contemplated, one at the entrances of the state, a second perimeter that is in the central of each of the municipalities and the third security perimeter is in the main avenues with surveillance cameras.”

He said that all those cameras and metal detection arches being installed will have a plate detector and a face detector that will allow more databases coverage and a shorter response time.

He says the projects have already been signed off with state agencies and expects the installation of cameras to begin in one month, starting with Cancun.