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Busloads of Quintana Roo inmates relocated to other prisons around Mexico

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Five buses were used early Monday to transfer Quintana Roo inmates to other states. Buses of prisoners from Cancun and Playa del Carmen were loaded onto the buses that headed for other states.

A total of 87 inmates were removed from their cells inside the Social Reintegration Centers (Cereso) and transferred onto the buses. The bus loads of Quintana Roo prisoners have since been relocated to other penitentiaries around the country.

According to a report by the Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana (SSC), “there were 87 inmates transferred, 37 from Benito Juárez (Cancun) and 50 from Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen). Prisoners were moved to strengthen governance and security in the Penitentiary Centers of Quintana Roo,” they said.

The move came days after another incident involving state prisons. Last week, a fight inside the Playa del Carmen prison left two dead. The two prisoners died in hospital after being shot while inside the Cereso. One male, a prisoner, was arrested.

In recent weeks, at least two prison guards have been shot dead, one female corrections officer in Cancun and a guard in Playa del Carmen.

After the shooting inside the Playa del Carmen Social Reintegration Center (Cereso), authorities announced the temporary suspension of visitors to all prisons around Quintana Roo until October 15.