Published On: Thu, Mar 10th, 2016

No drug cartels in Yucatan so far, top federal police official affirms

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The Federal Police have no record of the presence of organized crime cartels in Yucatan, Roberto Rodriguez Rivero, coordinator of the organization in the state, said Wednesday March 9.

In a statement, the police official recalled that in recent days an operation was performed in the San Damian neighborhood complying with a search warrant, but “so far in the state no connection with organized crime cells currently exists”.

Roberto Rodriguez, Federal Police Commander in Yucatan. (PHOTO:

Roberto Rodriguez, Federal Police Commander in Yucatan. (PHOTO:

He stressed that the Federal Police performs “a coordinated effort with other government entities to maintain a safe state and join forces for the peace of its inhabitants.”

In this context, he reiterated: “Concerning the Federal Police, in my office in the state, so far there is no record of drug cartels or organized crime.”

Finally, Rodriguez Rivero invited citizens to report any irregular act detected, so that Yucatan can maintain without ties to organized crime, “as it has so far”.


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