The Mexican army will take care of security at Cancún and Cozumel airports
The President of Mexico announced that the Ministry of National Defense and SEMAR would take over the security of several airports in the country, including international facilities in Cancun and Cozumel.
According to News from the Riviera MayaMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has revealed that security protocols at airports will be restructured as navy officials take over customs and immigration operations.
Security at Cancun and Cozumel international airports was previously handled by the National Guard, but Lopez Obrador said the marina has already begun the process of taking over almost all aspects of security.
“We are restructuring all systems related to migration and customs so that we can give tourists and visitors the attention they deserve and also so that there are no extortions,” Lopez Obrador said.
Mexican naval forces should streamline security processes at seven major airportsreduce the waiting time of international travelers, manage surveillance and eliminate possible corruption, which was a problem in 2021.
“Customs will be monitored to ensure they are not controlled by so-called organized crime or white collar crime,” Lopez Obrador continued.
Security has been a major topic of conversation at popular tourist destinations, as the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico issued a special security alert in January for U.S. citizens traveling to Quintana Roo.
In response, the city of Cancun launched the Beach Reinforcement Program, which saw officers from the Tourist Security Battalion patrol the sand on ATVs, monitor citizens and visitors, and carry out random inspections to prevent criminal activity. in the region.