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Playa del Carmen police recognized by FBI for arrests

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Public Security elements of Quintana Roo received recognition by authorities of the Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) for their collaboration in the arrest of three U.S. fugitives.

The ceremony was held in Cancun where authorities highlighted the coordinated work between the two nations that have a common commitment to combat organized crime and corruption to provide national security.

“The state of Quintana Roo has been a close collaborator in the fight against criminal elements. We share mutual respect and we also share resources, intelligence and technology. Together we want to ensure that Quintana Roo is not a safe haven for criminal elements,” said Joseph González, FBI legal attaché during his speech.

Joseph González mentioned that the latest fugitive was not only hiding in Quintana Roo, but also continuing to commit serious crimes.

The Secretary of Public Security, Alberto Capella Ibarra, said that already this year, state police have participated in the arrests of three criminals who were wanted by the FBI. He says the two countries are continually exchanging information on the operation of international mafias.

The elements that received recognition from the FBI belong to the General Directorate of Special Units, the Department of Video-surveillance, Analysis and Intelligence and the command of the State Police in the municipality of Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen).