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Head of public security vows to restore peace, acknowledges drug cartels

Cancun, Q.R. — Although figures show a decrease in crime since Alberto Capella Ibarra assumed the position of State Secretary of Public Safety, he says there is still much that needs to be done.

He says that that there is still much to be done to improve, adding that so far, the figures are positive and that public security authorities should sustain an even more downward trajectory regarding crime statistics for the region.

Capella Ibarra says that consistent and coordinated work with the police corporations of the three levels of government under the Single Command that has just begun operation in Benito Juárez will help decrease figures even more over the coming months.

He stressed the importance of the coordination between the police corporations of the three levels of government despite the “rebellion” of some municipal agents in Benito Juarez, adding that other areas such as inspection, have generated direct threats against authorities.

Despite this, the work will continue.

In November, La Procuraduría General de la Repúblic (PGR) revealed part of the structure and links of the Sinaloa Cartel in Cancun where several businesses were involved in the sale of drugs under the protection of the municipal inspectors themselves.

During routine surveillance, alleged drug leader Zaida Rocío Luna Ramírez, was quietly arrested October 29 in SM 510 of Cancun. The 33-year-old woman, who is believed to be the head distributor in Cancun for the Sinaola Cartel, was taken into custody. She is originally from Tepic, Nayarit. She was arrested with Eney Valier González who is also believed to be a leader in the sale of drugs in Cancun’s center.

With the arrest of Zaida Rocío Luna Ramírez, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic was able to identify the modus operandi and the businesses linked to the criminal group in the city.

Capella Ibarra stressed that the commitment of Governor Carlos Joaquín is to return peace and tranquility to the public that has been lost in recent years as a result of the entry of criminal groups.

He recognized the presence of at least five groups that operate in the state which he says, will be faced with a security policy and solid police members.

Alberto Capella Ibarra

“There is a very strong commitment from Governor Carlos Joaquín to work to restore peace and tranquility to the citizens. It is a commitment that I have with the citizenship and we are working to achieve that goal with a correct security policy and good police elements,” he said.

Alberto Capella mentioned that one of the projects of great importance to guarantee security in Quintana Roo is the construction of the Coordination, Command, Control, Communications and Computing Center (C-5), which when complete, will be located on Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard near the Cancun International Airport.

He says when done, varying security measures will be implemented in all areas of public safety, emergency and civil protection. From that new command center, emergency calls of numbers 911 and 089 will also be attended.