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Federal police helicopter now part of Cancun surveillance

Cancun, Q.R. — In a bid increase security, a federal helicopter now takes to the Cancun skies to increase city surveillance.

The new move to help track criminal activity begins in the early morning hours and tours around the city to make its presence known as well as detect problem areas.

The helicopter, which belongs to the Federal Police, has been making the fly-overs since Tuesday in response to a wave of criminal activity that has included civilian deaths and shootings against Cancun police officers, both on and off duty.

During the first month of the year, more than two dozen deaths have been reported. At the beginning of the week, the first 300 of approximately 1,000 federal force officers destined for the state of Quintana Roo, landed in the city of Cancun.

The additional forces are part of the National Security Commission, a new strategy being implemented in what the government considers problem cities around the country.