Authorities seize weapons and drugs at Cancun jail
CANCUN — In a coordinated operation, the Secretariat of Public Security of Quintana Roo, the Ministry of the Navy, the Mexican Army, the Attorney General’s Office and the municipal police carried out an inspection at the Cancun Social Reinsertion Center (prison), which resulted in the confiscation of substances, objects and articles that are prohibited for inmates.
On instructions from the Secretary of Public Security of Quintana Roo, Rodolfo del Angel Campos, elements of the State Police carried out an operation at the Cancun prison to find prohibited articles and alleged drugs, cell phones and sharp weapons.
Lt. Francisco Javier Martínez Espinoza, vice-secretary of Public Safety in the northern zone of Quintana Roo, reported that the review was carried out in Section D of the Jail and managed to secure 123 doses, separated in transparent nylon bags, of a green substance with similar characteristics to marijuana and 3 nylon bags containing approximately 50 grams of green substance with characteristics of marijuana.
Authorities reported that 9 punch-type cutting weapons were also secured, 4 ice picks, 1 hammer, 6 nail clippers, 4 cell-phones, 4 USB devices, 1 cell-phone battery, a SIM card, commonly known as a phone chip-card, 1 cutting blade and 1 scissors. All these substances, articles and objects are prohibited inside the Jail.
The State Police, together with the Navy Secretariat, the Mexican Army, the Attorney General’s Office and the municipal police, carried out the special operation at approximately 9:00 pm, in compliance with international protocols for safeguarding the inmates’ human rights.
A total of 45 elements and 7 vehicles of the State Police; 31 personnel of the Secretariat of Marine and 4 vehicles; 5 elements of force and 1 vehicle of the Mexican Army; 6 agents and 1 vehicle of the Attorney General’s Office; As well as 7 municipal police and 2 vehicles, integrated the deployment that aims to strengthen security for inmates and those who visit them, as well as for the families that live in Quintana Roo.