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State’s newly acquired helicopter for use in emergency operations

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The newly acquired helicopter of the Citizen Security Secretariat (SSC) will be used only in emergencies. Julio César Gómez Torres, who was recently named the new head of the SSC says its cost per hour is considered expensive.

While the state does have the resources to operate the helicopter, it will not be used other than monitoring areas in special circumstances. He said one of those circumstances would be to assist in criminal captures.

The state of Quintana Roo has two helicopters, both he says, will be used in operations.

“We will be using the new helicopter to report operations on the ground. We have the resources to operate it,” he said. He explained that until the arrival of the second helicopter, the state alternated the use of the Eagle 1 between the north and south regions.

Now that there are two helicopters, Quintana Roo police can better review criminal situations and actions along with operations and surveillance, he said.

The second acquired helicopter was part of a recent 2 billion peso state security investment that included 600 new policing units.