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Mexico’s Navy sends 30 to reinforce Tulum security

Tulum, Q.R. — Over two dozen military personnel have been deployed to Tulum to assist in public law and order. A group of 30 soldiers arrived at the start of the weekend. They have since been integrated into those already assigned to Tulum to reinforce public security.

Tulum Mayor Diego Castañón Trejo says Mexico’s military personnel will join the Tulum Secretariat of Public Security and Citizen Protection. He says in addition to the latest 30 arrivals from the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar), security in Tulum will also be reinforced with equipment and technology.

“Thirty sailors have just arrived to further reinforce the security of the municipality and they will be helping in several neighborhoods, providing patrols so that people feel safer,” said the Mayor.

Castañón Trejo commented that currently there are approximately 250 military personnel assigned to Tulum to provide security, however, he says they are also rotating between other municipalities and states.

“From the federal side we have 90 sailors deployed in the municipality and others who are also supporting us such as Sedena, National Guard, the State Police and the Municipal Police, and there is also the Prosecutor’s Office which does other types of investigations but also takes care of the citizens,” he explained.

“Sedena and the Army are supporting us a lot. We are very grateful to the Governor who has brought federal forces since we have to work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” he said.

In addition, the mayor added that in 2024, they will continue working to install more surveillance cameras, patrols and reinforce the security arches at the three entry points of Tulum.

The most recent addition of 30 uniformed personnel arrived at the Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport.

Mexico’s Navy sends 30 additional personnel to reinforce Tulum s public security. Photo: January 17, 2024.

“We are proud to announce the arrival of 30 more brave Navy personnel to reinforce security in our beloved municipality. This measure is a firm step towards a safer and calmer environment, both for our citizens and for the tourists who visit us,” the Secretariat of Public Security and Civil Protection of Tulum posted on social media.