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State battles insecurity concerns with more patrol vehicles

Cancun, Q.R. — After numerous insecurity concerns for the cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, the state government is given more than 160 new patrol vehicles to help monitor the 11 municipalities.

On Monday in Cancun, state government officials delivered a total of 162 new patrol vehicles with an investment of 112 million peso. The 162 new patrols consisted of trucks, sprinters and motorcycles, with the largest majority, 150, of the new patrols being pick up trucks.

The delivery comes midst a security crisis that some are worried will have an impact on tourism during the upcoming season. State governor, Carlos Joaquín González, was on hand to make the symbolic delivery to the directors and municipal secretaries.

With these, he said, there are now nearly 400 state police patrols, so far during their administration, which will strengthen security in the municipalities as well as serve the streets to help prevent crime.

He acknowledged that “we have a long way to go,” noting that Quintana Roo is in 9th place for security, although through public perception and “the polls” people make it sound like it’s 23rd (last) place.