The government of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo will assume the security and control of the Playa del Carmen police after the armed attack on a bar that left one dead and 11 wounded.
Governor Carlos Joaquín González announced that the control of the local police will be assumed before the "emergency" situation that is experienced in this area of the Mexican Caribbean that includes Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and a large part of the Riviera Maya.
So far this year there have been 87 murders related to the dispute that organized crime groups maintain for the control of this area.
The most notorious attacks have taken place in bars and nightclubs and only one person died on Monday and eleven more were wounded when two strangers opened fire on the customers of the place to claim the so-called floor charge.
In a press conference, accompanied by the Secretary of Public Security, Alberto Capella, Governor Carlos Joaquin acknowledged that the security situation in the area is already an "emergency".
He announced the immediate installation of technology that allows for a quicker response to violent acts, as well as the cleaning and restructuring of the security corporations in this area. The governor warned that local police who do not accept the orders of the Ministry of Public Security may be subject to administrative and even criminal measures.
Video of the attack at the Playa del Carmen brewery
The armed attack on customers of a "Chapultepec" brewery in Playa del Carmen was recorded by surveillance cameras. The video has already been revealed and has been disseminated on social networks, while ministerial police and prosecutors are analyzing it.
The attack occurred on Monday, May 14 at 9:32 pm, in the ejido colony of the solidarity municipality, charged the life of one person and left 11 injured.
The surveillance video shows how two people approached the establishment calmly, in front of the door they took out their weapons: one fired towards the interior, while the other shot at customers who were outside the place.