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More than 200 inmates transferred from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel prisons

Cancún, Q.R. — The Secretary of Public Security has reported the transfer of approximately 203 inmates from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel prisons.

In a statement, they say that the inmates transferred were considered dangerous and were moved to the Center for Social Reintegration of Chetumal.

Of those moved, 163 were from the prison in Cancun, with the balance being inmates from Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. The transfer was managed by agents of the State Preventive Police with support from the Mexican Army.

The inmate move required the use of 15 vehicles including seven large buses. The area of the Chetumal prison receiving the inmates was closed while the convoy arrived and unloaded its passengers.

La Secretaría de Seguridad Pública notified the public of the inmate transfer with a statement at the entrance of the Cancun prison saying, “With the goal of strengthening the prison system in the State of Quintana Roo, actions have been taken for a more effective social reintegration that guarantee the physical and moral activity of the people deprived of their liberty, as well as the security and governability of the penitentiary centers.”