Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The Institute of Mobility of the State of Quintana Roo has inspected more than 80 vehicles in a joint operation with the division of vehicle theft for the state.
The joint operation was between the Institute of Mobility and the Specialized Investigation Unit of Vehicle Theft of the State Attorney General’s Office. Through a press release, they confirmed they were performing a Permanent Vehicle Verification Program where random inspections were carried out on both public and private vehicles.
This is the second verification in coordination with the office and has been deemed effective in detecting so-called pirate units that provide public transport service irregularly. According to Bibian Castillo Delegate of the Mobility Institute of Benito Juárez and Isla Mujeres, one of the irregular vehicles detected was a car labeled as a taxi from the Gustavo Díaz Ordaz taxi union with plates that expired in June of 2018.
While the vehicle was being seized and the driver questioned, he became aggressive toward both inspectors and police, so he was arrested.
Jorge Pérez Pérez of the Mobility Institute says that the program is carried out with the purpose guaranteeing the of safety of the concessioned public transport services, since all users deserve to utilize units that fully comply with the Mobility Law with valid documentation, current insurance policies and well-trained operators.