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Governor announces additional security after passing of new law

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Secretary of the Navy (Semar) says they intend to send additional elements and equipment to Quintana Roo to reinforce security. The announcement came after a meeting between Semar and Governor Mara Lezama following the approval of her state Citizen Security Law.

The new law was approved by state congress earlier this week, which will see a new way of policing for the state. Governor Lezama said that with the new approved law, Quintana Roo will receive additional support through the Secretary of the Navy.

This support is a follow-up to another meeting held with the Secretary of the Navy, Admiral Rafael Ojeda, at the beginning of the week.

After the approval, Ojeda met with a special group from the Secretary of the Navy to review the actions of the “Comprehensive Security Strategy” to be implemented in the state.

“We are working towards rebuilding the social fabric. We just had an important meeting with the Navy and today they sent us elements and intelligence units. We are going to continue working 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We have the extra support in addition to the investment that will be made in public security,” he explained.

Lezama said that the number of troops being sent is currently unknown but is something that will be defined in coming days. She also said that a historic investment in public security is on the table for the state of Quintana Roo.