Riviera Maya, Q. R. — More than 7,000 National Guard were added to security detail across Mexico over the recent Easter holidays. The country’s busiest tourist centers received the additional security for the two-week holiday period.
National Guards were posted in highway network, airports, bus terminals and tourist centers of the country where inspection, security, verification and surveillance points were installed.
The approximately 7,000 elements of the National Guard, belonging to the General Directorate for Highway Safety and Facilities, established coordination with government authorities.
From April 1 to 16 they maintained the deployment in 32 state coordinations throughout the country in 195 stations and provided security in 60 airports and various terminals.
According to a National Guard statement, security was reinforced in the main tourist destinations that included Mazatlán, Sinaloa with 661 elements and a UH-60 helicopter, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco with 771 elements and a UH-60 helicopter, Acapulco, Guerrero with 933 elements and a Colibrí helicopter and Veracruz, Veracruz with 1,068 elements and a UH-60 helicopter.
Cancun was the city with the most National Guard. During the April holidays, 1,125 elements and a UH-60 helicopter was provided. In Tulum, 225 elements and a UH-60 helicopter ensured visitor safety.