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Quintana Roo Cyber Police successfully get 91 Facebook pages deactivated

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A series of social media pages determined to be of a criminal nature have been taken down. The Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana (SSC) of Quintana Roo says state Cyber Police were successful in getting the social media pages deactivated after they were deemed to of criminal nature.

The pages were found by monitoring Facebook and making direct contact with their owners. Of the 91 Facebook pages deactivated so far this year, police detailed that 78 were related to the sale of narcotics while two were advertising the sale of weapons.

According to Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero, State Secretary of Citizen Security, another 11 pages were taken down after they were found aimed at cyberbullying young people. He said that a majority of those 11 pages were aimed at Cancun school students.

In a briefing, the SSC reported “Through the Quintana Roo Cyber Police, they deactivated 91 web pages that carried out criminal activities to the detriment of citizens and youth.

“With the work of intelligence and monitoring of social networks, the Cybernetic Police removed the web pages of which 78 were related to the sale of drugs, two to the sale of weapons and 11 threatened integrity and security of girls, boys and young people with bullying practices.

“Most of these pages offered narcotics and weapons through social networks, for which reason direct contact was made with the Facebook company to request their removal and thus make it no longer available to citizens.”