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Spike belts and high tech cameras now part of federal filters around Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Spike strips and high-tech cameras are part of the new police filters in operation around Playa del Carmen. On Tuesday, two new filters around the municipality of Solidaridad were put into full operation.

One of the new police filters is located at the entrance to the Playa del Carmen-Tintal federal highway. Mayor Lili Campos says they are part of the actions to shield the entrances to the municipality and strengthen security to protect the 333,000 residents.

The second police filter is a rebuild along the federal highway south of the city.
Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Solidaridad October 24, 2023.

“It is a filter that is endorsed by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SCT) and complies with official federal standards. It is a mirror of the C2 from where monitoring is done since it has facial and license plate recognition, which provides vehicle information such as history and stolen reports,” she explained.

The Secretary of Public Security, Alberto Tassinari, says an average of 1,500 vehicles enter the city every hour. He says the filters provide drivers with peace of mind, adding that each booth “has 10 elements working 24 hours a day along with a K9.”

A K9 is part of the team at the federal police filters. Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Solidaridad October 24, 2023.

In total, there are now three police filters around the municipality. According to Solidaridad Secretary of Infrastructure and Public Works, Teresita Flota, “three filters are now at the entrances/exits of the city, all of which have infrastructure that function and operate at 100 percent.”

Spike belts have also been installed to prevent known wanted vehicles from passing through the filters like they have in the past.
Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Solidaridad October 24, 2023.

Each filter has facial and license plate recognition, speed detector, spike strip, C2 mirror monitoring center and an inspection area. The buildings are fully outfitted to accommodate working officers while on duty.