Cancun, Q.R. — Although no official dates have been given, the governor of Quintana Roo says that the National Guard will operate in four regions of the state.
Quintana Roo governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, says that although there has been no set date for the arrival of gendarmería of the National Guard to the state, they will operate in four regions and also likely hold a place at the military base at Isla Mujeres.
Joaquin Gonzalez says that the regions will include Chetumal, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Cancun.
“The regions for the National Guard are federally planned and in Quintana Roo there are four. The region that is located in Cancun, another in Playa del Carmen, in Cozumel and one more in Chetumal. Then the gendarmería will be distributed in these regions,” he said.
The state governor acknowledged that there is not yet an established date for the arrival of elements of the National Guard to Quintana Roo, nor the number of gendarmes that will be distributed, however, he maintained that there will be elements since it is an agreement between the federal government to increase security efforts.
“I was with Secretary Alfonso Durazo two weeks ago. We talked about how many federal elements we had at that time, which was very low but we had the commitment that we would have a greater number of them, and as soon as the National Guard began operations, they would be arriving to the state.
“I understand that they will be arriving, but I still do not have initial notification,” said Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez.
The National Guard was approved in March of this year and has already begun operations in some states of the country, including Veracruz.
The operation of the National Guard was one of the first security changes announced by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Currently, most of the municipalities of the state operate under the figure of Single Command administered by the Secretary of Public Security, Jesus Alberto Capella Ibarra.