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National Guard will continue at Cozumel International for time being

Cozumel, Q.R. — Elements of the National Guard will continue to provide security at the Cozumel International Airport. At least for the time being. According to Rigoberto Lira Carrillo, who took office as the new Commander of the airport, the National Guard will continue to provide airport security until the federal government instructs otherwise.

“We have information about President López Obrador’s statements, but we will continue with the contracted security that is backed by the presence of elements of the National Guard,” he said.

National Guard personnel were contracted to provide the island’s airport with security, however, last month, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that a restructuring would see that changed.

At least seven airports across the country, two of which include Cancun and Cozumel, will see a security detail switch from the National Guard to the Navy. The change at the Cancun International Airport has already been made, however, there is no date yet set for when that change will be made at the Cozumel International Airport.

Both airports are part of the federal government’s immigration and customs restructuring to curb corruption and help improve traveler services for those visiting the country.