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Cab drivers continue to provide services despite robberies in Campeche

by Magali Alvarez
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Even though several cab drivers have been robbed in different neighborhoods of Campeche, they have not stopped providing the service because they have the need to feed their families.

In the first two months of the year around six cab drivers have been assaulted, however, they have not stopped providing service in the neighborhoods where these crimes have been registered, informed Florencio Ramón Vera Moo, secretary general of the Frente Único de Trabajadores del Volante (FUTV), Florencio Ramón Vera Moo.

In an interview, he assured that this year there have been very few robberies and assaults of which the drivers have been victims, in addition to the fact that this has occurred in neighborhoods considered red spots, such as La Peña and lately Fidel Velázquez.

“Yes, robberies have occurred, but very little, the colleagues have not been injured, they have taken their pennies, but there have been no injuries”, he said.

Despite this situation, he assured the local press that they have not stopped providing transportation services in any neighborhood in the state, even at night and in the early hours of the morning.

Vera Moo added that so far they have not received any training from the Secretaría de Seguridad de Protección y Seguridad Ciudadana (SPSC) either and that they simply rely on observing the behavior of the passengers to be forewarned of any risk.

“The only thing we have to do is to notice, already with the years of work we have here, we recognize a person who has bad intentions, we have to be very careful,” he continued.

On the other hand, he confirmed that there has been no continuity in the training courses on tourism so that the roulette drivers can provide information to visitors, however, he assured that he will request that they be retaken, since during vacation periods the demand for the service to the attractions increases, not only in the city but also to other municipalities.

“It is a short time that tourists are in Campeche, but those who stay two days or so, always ask to be taken to the beach, to Seybaplaya, and to the archaeological sites,” he concluded.

Ever since governor Layda Sansores from the Morena political party took office, the crime index has skyrocketed in Campeche, which used to be, along with Yucatan, one of the safest states in Mexico.

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