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Playa del Carmen mayor meets with state attorney on security

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Playa del Carmen mayor Laura Beristain has met with the state attorney general to discuss security issues, noting that the approval of the new National Guard is key.

Security meetings between police and the municipality of Solidaridad resumed with a visit between State Attorney General Óscar Montes de Oca and municipal president Laura Beristain. The meeting was held to discuss strengthening security coordination and actions to help curb the wave of violence that exists in the north portion of the state.

“I came to talk with her. We talked about security issues that relate to events here in Playa del Carmen (…) The whole issue in general, the homicides that are happening are certainly a concern of the state,” said Montes de Oca.

He said that he was willing to work together and develop a common strategy to address the challenges facing Solidaridad

“Approaching from a point to see the issues of law enforcement, develop a strategy to solve security problems in Playa del Carmen and streamline research files are part of the agreements that will solve the violence that exists in Solidaridad,” he noted.

While Beristain expressed concerns about insecurity, she also stressed the importance of the newly approved National Guard being created by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

“The National Guard will strengthen security actions being carried out today by the Municipal Police together with military and federal forces in this important holiday resort,” she said.

Earlier this week, the National Guard project that has been proposed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, won a majority approval across the country and will be sent to congress. Once finalized, the Guardia Nacional will consist of more than 50,000 from Mexico’s naval, military and federal police under a civilian chain.