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Drones used in arrests of five in Cancun Hotel Zone

Cancun, Q.R. — Cancun police have implemented the use of drones in daily surveillance tasks. Last week in 120 flights, the SSC (Secretary of Citizen Security) reported five arrests made due to their use.

The SSC (Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana) reported using the drones in coordination with the Jaguar Research and Intelligence Group. From April 29 to May 5, around 800 kilometers of city was drone-toured in search of lawbreakers.

During that time, five people were arrested after drone footage captured them selling drugs at the entrance to a hotel in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Those arrests were made in conjunction with the Cancun Tourist Police.

In a statement the SSC reported “in the week from April 29 to May 5, the “Itzamna” drone group carried out a total of 120 flights, equivalent to 60 hours and 800 kilometers traveled, which on average is equivalent to 11 daily flights.

“It has also contributed significantly, in collaboration with the “Jaguar” Research and Intelligence group in the identification, monitoring and arrest of lawbreakers.

Police used the drones last week to monitor hotel areas of the Cancun Hotel Zone. Photo: SSC May 6, 2024.

“In this last week alone five people were arrested who were seen at the entrance of a lodging center in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, offering substances to guests, work that was carried out in conjunction with the Tourist Police.