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SSP announces new measures to strengthen Cancun security after wave of city violence

Cancun, Q.R. — At a press conference Sunday, the General Communication Coordination of the state announced harsh measures that will be taken to strengthen security. The agency said the measures are in direct reaction to the recent shootings and threats against Cancun businesses.

The conference was headed by the SSP, the Secretary of Public Security, Lucio Hernández, who reported that Governor Carlos Joaquín called a meeting to reinforce police strategies to combat crime.

According to Lucio Hernández, some of those strategies include encouraging the reporting of extortion and drug dealings, inspecting all non-regularized vehicles, the implementation of tactical vehicles and the use of the Eagle 1 helicopter for air patrols.

He said police will also make reviews in areas reported as possible drug sale points, better coordinated operation efforts between federal, state and municipal security institutions and focus on objectives related to organized crime.

“I respectfully ask citizens to continue supporting us and giving us their trust. We require your support, solidarity and anonymous denunciation to put an end together with those who affect our peace and security,” he said.