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Playa del Carmen police dogs credited with 300 arrests

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — One year after the incorporation of the Canine Unit into the Ministry of Public Security and Municipal Traffic of Solidaridad, the director says the dogs have been responsible for more than 300 arrests.

The Canine Unit, which is directed by Commander Jorge Robles Aguilar, says the four dogs that make up the specialized unit for the detection of narcotics, weapons, explosives and paper money have participated in 400 coordinated operations which have resulted in the arrests of 301 people.

The specialized canine unit, which was created by the municipal government of Solidaridad, is made up of four canine officers named Kano, Roca, Mona and Martina, have specialized training in the detection of narcotics, firearms, paper money and explosives.

The unit, which belongs to the Operational Directorate of the Municipal Secretariat, was created to strengthen and improve procedures of the corporation in order to provide a better service and continue the fight against crime.

The dogs provide support to several law enforcement areas including the National Guard, members of the State Attorney General’s Office and municipal law enforcement officers.

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