As the summer holiday season kicks into high gear, Acapulco, the renowned beach destination, is determined to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for tourists. Spearheading this effort is Luis Enrique Vázquez Rodríguez, the head of the Municipal Public Security Department, who has activated the Acapulco Escudo, or Acapulco Shield, to implement robust security measures and crack down on extortion practices. Vázquez Rodríguez shed light on the city's commitment to ensuring tourists are treated with utmost respect and safeguarded from any malpractices.
One of the key issues that the Acapulco Escudo aims to address is the infamous “mochada,” where traffic officers allegedly extort money from unsuspecting tourists. Vázquez Rodríguez unequivocally stated that any officer found engaging in such illicit practices will face strict sanctions. The city is determined to root out corruption and uphold a clean and trustworthy image, fostering an environment where visitors can feel secure and welcomed.