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State security takeover for Solidaridad temporary

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — After the state’s announcement to take over security of the municipality of Solidaridad, the mayor of Playa del Carmen says she will wait for the outcome of the president who, when he learned of the takeover, said he would investigate.

However, after the Centralized Police Command was implemented in the municipality, an agreement signed by the Governor of Quintana Roo says that it will be temporary and the command will be recovered again by municipal president Laura Beristain no later than September 10 of the current year.

This agreement indicates that the command will last as long as necessary, until public order is restored and the safety of the persons and their assets can be guaranteed, but it cannot be maintained beyond the date of September 10.

The agreement also stipulates that the head of the Secretaría de Seguridad Publica (SSP) will serve as a delegate of the command and that the members of the Municipal Secretariat of Public Security and Solidarity Transit must obey.

On the evening of May 14, state governor Carlos Joaquín González made a three-minute public address, announcing the takeover of security for the municipality of Solidaridad.

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