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Hundreds of military set out to take back streets of Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — Over the weekend, hundreds of military personnel were deployed in Tulum to take back its streets. Military from the Mexican Army and National Guard have been brought in to reinforce security in the municipality.

In a notice by Ejército Mexicano and Guardia Nacional, more than 200 personnel were deployed in a newly formed Regional Task Force to carry out operations in coordination with local authorities. One goal of the operations is to inhibit the activities of organized crime and address the municipality’s security problems.

Another Regional Task Force goal is to carry out planning and intelligence work that strengthens the rule of law by carrying out ground reconnaissance and deterrents in the municipality of Tulum.

Task Force operations are also being worked out to reverse crime and homicide rates linked to organized crime.

Military began with weekend roadside check stops. Photo: March 10, 2024.

“Among the characteristics of the military personnel that make up the Regional Task Force is its great mobility and deployment capacity with weapons, material, equipment and training,” they reported.

A moto driver is being inspected by new patrolling military. Photo: March 9, 2024.

This training “reinforces the inter-institutional operations that are carried out in coordination with state and municipal authorities, both in the urban areas such as hotels and on surrounding roads.”

The newly deployed military personnel “will act at all times with firmness, carrying out tasks of deterrence, prevention, patrols, reconnaissance and establishment of military security posts that generate an environment of tranquility,” they said.

Highway check stops were also seen set up around the municipality. Photo: March 10, 2024.

Over the weekend, more than 200 military personnel were deployed in Tulum to collaborate with local authorities and combat organized crime. The new deployment came shortly after Tulum City Council swore in Pedro Enrique Jaramillo Visoso as the new head of Public Security.