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800 elements for the new Cancun Tourist Security Battalion to arrive this week

Cancun, Q.R. — Eight hundred of the 1,445 National Guard elements that will make up the state’s new Tourist Security Battalion, are set to arrive in Cancun. Mayor Mara Lezama Espinosa confirmed that on December 1, 800 of the National Guard elements earmarked specifically for Cancun, will arrive in the city.

“The intelligence and training areas will be strengthened to carry out this security strategy, which is in addition to those already implemented throughout the state,” said the mayor in a video on social networks.

“Actions like these will allow our municipality to regain the peace and tranquility it deserves and allow us to enjoy our land, this land of hope in all its splendor,” Lezama Espinosa stressed.

On November 17, the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) along with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the creation of the Tourist Security Battalion. The entire battalion will consist of 1,445 National Guard elements to provide security in the north of the state, from Cancun to Tulum.