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Crime rates in Tulum down reports authorities

Tulum, Q.R. — The Secretary of Citizen Security (SSC) of Quintana Roo says criminal activity in Tulum has been reduced. SSC head Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero says the crime reduction is due to investigations and operational strategies being implemented.

“We are going to continue working on reducing figures,” he said adding that they have also taken a zero impunity approach.

“We are going to continue attacking with the premise of zero impunity. It takes time, yes, but we are going to produce results and I think Tulum is a clear example of this effort that is being made due to this work,” he explained during a Monday press conference in Tulum.

Oscar Montes de Oca Rosales, who is the head of the State Attorney General’s Office, confirmed influential arrests. During the press conference, he said that operations and arrest warrants have resulted in searchs that have lead to those arrests.

Municipal Mayor Diego Castañón Trejo said that murder rates have also decreased in Tulum and that there are currently only three cases reported, whereas before, it was not uncommon to have as many as 15 in a month.

Drugs and weapons seized by authorities during a single Tulum bust this month. Photo: SSC June 2023.

He said that Tulum, which one of the most important tourist destination in the state, is working hard on security strategies in which National Guard, National Defense and Navy as well as the State Attorney General’s Office, Public Security of Tulum and the state, participate to ensure peace in the municipality.

During the press conference, Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero of the SSC detailed 41 arrests, 23 loaded weapons and 2,907 bags of drugs of marijuana, powered cocaine, crack, crystal meth, LSD and bricks of cocaine, were seized during Tulum operations between May and June.