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Mayor requests National Guard base for Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — The mayor of Tulum says during a meeting, he has requested a National Guard base be set up in the municipality of Tulum.

Tulum mayor Victor Mas Tah said the due to the high-impact incidences around the municipality, he requested the presence and a base of the Guardia Nacional in Tulum, adding that the request was made during a recent meeting with Fidel Mondragón Rivero of the National Guard in the state.

Mas Tah says he asked for the National Guard presence due to their speciality in security matters, noting a permanent base would better guarantee the safety of residents and tourists.

“I talked with governor Carlos Joaquín González on the issue of security in Tulum, and we are working to integrate all the instances related to this problem. I asked to reinforce the security work in Tulum due to the latest events that have occurred,” he said.

Mas Tah also said that he has asked officials to work more quickly in the placement of security cameras and a monitoring center, a feature that will provide greater vigilance for Tulum.

“Currently, in its first phase, 90 cameras are being placed with an investment of 47 million peso, resources provided by the City of Tulum,” he noted.

“I have asked for a National Guard base in the municipality of Tulum. Therefore, during this week, I will hold a meeting with the Quintana Roo National Guard head Fidel Mondragón Rivero, to reach the corresponding agreements and design a work agenda to permanently add the presence of federal authorities in this tourist destination,” he added.

The mayor said he is concerned about the safety of Tulum residents in all areas of the municipality, especially the coastal areas where violent incidents had not occurred before, but are now occurring.