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Main roads in Quintana Roo will have high tech filters

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Police filters will be installed in several of the main points around the state of Quintana Roo. Roads considered main accesses into and around the state are being readied for filters.

Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero, the State Secretary for Citizen Security said that rather than revamp old police booths, new filters will be created. He said that revamping the state’s old booths requires personnel — four officers per booth — that they just do not have.

However, the state is using the filter at Chetumal as a go-by since it has been so successful. The concept is being looked into for possible installation in the main municipalities within the next six months.

He said that motorists entering the state along any of the main highways will be filtered following the model in Chetumal. There will be at least five filters installed at the main accesses into Quintana Roo.

Those highways will include roads that connect the state with the neighboring states of Yucatan and Campeche. In around six months, motorists can expect to see checkpoints in those areas as they enter Quintana Roo.

“They will have the appropriate technology and software, license plate identifiers and facial readers so that there is a permanent presence, starting from state limits and into the municipalities,” he said.

Around the city of Cancun, filters are already being planned for installation at Huayacán and José López Portillo Avenues as well as the municipal border with mainland Isla Mujeres.

Oyarvide Pedrero said that the structural and budgetary part of the project has already been presented and approved and now, they wait for resources.

“The resources are about to be released, and once they are released, we will begin to work,” he said.