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Hundreds of weapons seized at Cozumel ferry terminal on passengers arriving from PDC

Cozumel, Q.R. — Hundreds of bladed weapons have been seized in recent months at the Cozumel ferry terminal. The illegal items were found on ferry passengers arriving from the mainland of Playa del Carmen.

The General Director of the Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo (Apiqroo), Vagner Elbiorn Vega, said the weapons were seized at the San Miguel ferry terminal of Cozumel during the first eight months of the new administration.

He says the findings made are part of the new security measures implemented by the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) in coordination with the armed forces and police forces.

Vega reported that during those eight months, around 300 bladed weapons and at least one firearm have been found on ferry passengers arriving from the Playa del Carmen maritime terminal.

“We have found many bladed weapons, too many bladed weapons. During searches, we are supported by the National Guard, Sedena, municipal and state police, so we are very well coordinated with the closed circuit system and video cameras,” he explained, adding that the security arches and metal detectors along with cameras have proven effective.

He says that while Aqiqroo is not in charge of the Playa del Carmen terminal, security and surveillance is considered important and should be strengthened there.