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Sixteen Cancun police officers fired for acts of corruption

Cancun, Q.R. — Since taking office less than two months ago, head of the Municipal Public Safety and Traffic of Cancun says 16 officers have been fired for acts of corruption.

Eduardo Santamaria Chavez says since he has taken over, he has dismissed 16 police officers who were reported for acts of corruption by citizens who were victims.

“Since I started, I can tell you that 16 elements have left due to surprise denouncements and that their acts of corruption have been proven.”

These 16 people, according to Eduardo Santamaría Chávez, correspond not only to the direction of the Municipal Police, but also to Transit, for which the official says it necessary for people to denounce corrupt officers in order to take the corresponding actions.

Her says under his watch, uniformed personnel are subject to monthly control and confidence checks through the National System of Public Security, noting that each month, approximately 150 officers are evaluated.

“It is a constant and permanent evaluation. I could tell you that more than 150 elements have been evaluated and weekly, the state evaluation control center is requesting elements for its programming and its updates in its exams,” he added.

He says that the police force is not enough to cover a city like Cancun, noting that the secretariat continues with the recruitment of personnel.