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120 “highly dangerous” prisoners transferred from Quintana Roo to other Mexican prisons

Cancun, Q.R. — Federal officials have transferred 120 inmates from the state of Quintana Roo to other states. The 120 Quintana Roo prisoners were divided up in four other prisons around Mexico.

According to the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace and Security, the 120 were selected after weeks of clinical studies of prisoners. Those selected for transfer had a clinical criminal profile with a high criminal rate activity, low social adaptability and a status of highly dangerous with a personality that requires special security and surveillance measures.

Of the 120 removed from the state, 43 were transferred to Cefereso 5 based in the State of Veracruz, 39 to Cefereso 4 of Tepic, Nayarit, 31 more to Cefereso 17 in Michoacán, five women to Cefereso 16 in Morelos and two into the to Cefereso 15 located in the State of Chiapas.

All 120 transferred out of state are said to be members of various criminal groups including the CJNG, Cartel de Sinaloa, Cartel del Golfo and Pelones, among others.

Involved in the transfer were Quintana Roo Police from the municipalities of Solidaridad, Othón P. Blanco, Benito Juárez and Cozumel along with the National Guard, the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of National Defense.