The Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena – as per its Spanish acronym) will continue its security work in coordination with the new members of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) and the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SCC – as per its Spanish acronym), given the recent changes that have taken place.
Narciso Nájera Valadez, commander of the Seventh Motorized Cavalry Regiment of the 34th Military Zone of Sedena, explained that the troops under his command continue to patrol the streets of the state capital and surrounding towns, waiting for the new strategy that will be agreed upon in the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace and Security in Quintana Roo.
He expressed confidence that the newly appointed leaders of the FGE and the SCC will present a new security strategy. As Sedena, they are ready to collaborate in the measures that will be established to curb and reduce crime rates throughout the state and, if necessary, in the south of the state.
“We’ll continue to work the same or even harder regardless of changes in law enforcement and judicial agencies in the region, we’ll continue to provide support.”
“Cockroach effect” influences criminal activity
Commander Nájera Valadez explained that in the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace and Security in Quintana Roo, joint actions are established in relation to security for each sector of the state capital and various surrounding areas.
He pointed out that all three levels of government are present in the security discussions.
He stressed that despite the recent criminal incidents, the crime rate is lower compared to previous years due to the continuous deployment and work of troops under his military jurisdiction.
He acknowledged that the recent strikes conducted by the 34th Military Zone through the Seventh Motorized Cavalry Regiment against criminal cells in the municipality of Limones have caused a “cockroach effect” that has repercussions on criminal activity in the municipalities in the southern part of the state.