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Over 630 vehicles listed as stolen or involved in criminal activity seized from Quintana Roo roads in four months

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — More than 630 vehicles were recovered by state authorities in a four month period due to increased check stops. The Secretaría Estatal de Seguridad Pública of Quintana Roo reported that from October to January, hundreds of stolen vehicles and vehicles related to criminal activity were located traveling on Quintana Roo roads.

The Quintana Roo Secretary of Public Security (SSP) reported that security strategies have been intensified in all municipalities, which resulted in the finding of the stolen vehicles, while others stopped were wanted for their involvement in criminal activity.

The law agency said that from October to January, 498 vehicles that were used for crimes were seized from public roads in filters, while another 80 cars and 56 motorcycles with theft reports were recovered in highway check stops.

Some of the vehicles stopped were also removed from the highway for failing to have the regulatory circulation documents and/or legal possession that could not be verified.

The increased filters were put into place on orders of the Secretary of Public Security, Rear Admiral Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero. The SSP reported that in October, 148 vehicles were seized. In November, 120 in December 132 and 98 during the month of January.