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Cancun Covid Police make first arrest: Combi driver for overcrowding

Cancun, Q.R. — Forty-eight hours after specialized Covid police hit Cancun streets, one public combi driver is arrested for overcrowding. He is the first public transport driver in the city to be arrested for failing to abide by the state’s mandatory health protocols.

The arrest took place in the southern portion of the city Wednesday when police stopped the unit for inspection. Inside were 16 passengers. The Route 6 TTE driver was taken into custody for allowing overcrowding of his unit.

According to the agency, the driver, R.M.C., had to return the cost of the ticket to users before being detained and sent to the Municipal Retention Center.

In the same filter, two other public unit drivers were fined by the Mobility Institute of the State of Quintana Roo (Imoveqroo) for not complying with regulations. The inspections are being carried out in a joint operation by the specialized Policía de Reacción Covid-19 and inspectors from the state’s Mobility Institute.

Cancun implemented a newly formed and specially trained Covid police force to monitor city streets as contagion figures continued to increase and residents failed to abide by health protocols.