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Police seize weapons and arrest 2 suspected drug traffickers in Motul

Police arrested 2 drug-trafficking suspects in Motul. Photo: Courtesy Motul, Yucatan — In a large counter-narcotics operation with...

Wedding shoot in Yucatan goes viral, gets cop fired

Accused of misusing public resources, a Tekax police commander has lost his job.

How police harassment discourages tourism in Yucatan

When police pull over drivers to collect bribes, the effect is chilling.

2 policemen disgraced after targeting foreign motorists for bribes

Two motorcycle cops, who were apparently stopping motorists between Hunucma and Sisal, have been fired and charged with extortion.

Merida police department has difficulty hiring qualified officers

Although there are vacancies in the municipal police department, hiring police officers is "quite difficult," said Chief Mario Arturo Romero Escalante.

Helicopter arrives to rescue 3 stranded adventurers

State police used a helicopter Wednesday in a search-and-rescue operation when two Canadians and an Australian were stranded in a nature preserve.

Police report decline in Centro graffiti

Commander Mario Arturo Romero Escalante credited intense police vigilance as he reported a drop in graffiti in the Centro Histórico.

Mérida police return wallet with 2,950 pesos

Mario Alejandro Estrella Ku must have thought he was out nearly 3,000 pesos for good when he lost his wallet at Calle 59 by 56.

11 Mérida police officers complete English lessons with ‘London House’

Eleven municipal police concluded a basic-English course taught in coordination with the Directorate of Economic Promotion and Tourism.

Progreso police demand overdue raises and overtime pay

Municipal police broke their silence and accused the municipal administration of withholding much-needed pay raises for three years.

Police get 2 more agile, clean-energy patrol cars

Municipal police have been handed keys to two more electric patrols cars, built for economy, the ecology and agility.

Cartoon stickers seized in dramatic copyright crackdown

Militarized authorities in camouflage were in full force Wednesday, not to seize drugs or arms, but apparently counterfeited "Gorditos Yucatecos."

Yucatan police to become among the best-paid in Mexico

The state's 4,000 police officers are getting 50-percent raises, and the attorney general's office is getting an infusion of new personnel.

‘CSI: Yucatán’ — officers here get formal training

The state attorney general today formally recognized a group of 60 forensic scientists and police officers who completed a training course in Crime Scene Investigation, a U.S.-Mexico collaboration under the Mérida Initiative.

Class is in session for 20 police officers learning English

For 20 municipal police officers, summer means continuing to improve their English-language skills.

Municipal police begin tourist-safety focus

Summer holiday season has begun, and the municipal police have made a priority of keeping visitors safe. 

Police action pays off as graffiti declines in Centro

The facade "rescue" plan continues in the Centro Histórico, and so do the graffiti doodlers. But municipal police say vandalism is down these days.

Suspected burglars nabbed by police after brief struggle

Two burglary suspects were nabbed by police, who say they caught them in flagrante delicto in a Santa Ana home that sits behind the twin mansions.

Mérida police first in Latin America with electric patrol cars

Mérida's municipal police are the first in Latin America to have electric cars as part of its fleet.

Graffiti ‘artist’ forced to paint over his vandalism

For painting graffiti on five Centro Histórico facades, a suspect detained by Mérida police was sent back to the scene of the crime 36 hours after his arrest.

Mérida police crack down on holiday drunk driving

Mérida police are vowing zero tolerance for drunk driving this holiday season. And they have doubled their supply of breathalyzers to enforce the law.

Pot busts almost daily at San Benito, Lucas de Gálvez

With the help of their canine unit, police are making near-daily arrests in the Historic Center, said the director of the Municipal Police, Mario Arturo Romero Escalante. Most offences are for small amounts of pot.

Friends honor Yucatecan killed in U.S. by police

The body of a Yucatecan man shot dead by police in San Francisco, Calif., has been brought home. But he won't soon be forgotten in the Bay Area, where friends have raised over $3,000 to help his family and to organize a justice campaign.

Here’s where the DUI check points will be

In time for holiday revelry, police in Mérida are setting up 34 check points inside the city and its surroundings. Here's how the police will be deployed.