Despite some assaults, SECTUR Durango recognizes the Mazatlán-Durango highway as safe


On a video circulating on social networks of a robbery that is presumed to have occurred on said highway, the state official indicates that it is being analyzed if the crime was raised on such highway

Mazatlan, Sinaloa (Informational Reaction) .- The Undersecretary of Planning and Tourism Development of the Secretary of Tourism of Durango (SECTUR), Rafael Sarmiento Aguirre, acknowledged that on the Mazatlán-Durango highway have been acts of insecurity as robberies.

However, he described these acts as isolated and said that the road is being monitored, so he made sure that the road is safe for tourists.

“More towards here, towards Mazatlan, if there has been there (acts of insecurity), there is no reason to refuse, yes there has been suddenly a question of insecurity, some assaults; before Easter we launched an operation together with Sinaloa to be able to protect the road improvement “.

“Yes there have been such assaults or those issues and the truth has been few, they have been very isolated, but we are ready in that sense to be checking and monitoring,” he added.


Sarmiento Aguirre pointed out that the criminal acts that have been reported have been in the section where they start the tunnels, it is the area where criminals take the opportunity to act.

He explained that for about two weeks there has been no report of any act, the most recent being a video circulating on social networks where one can see how one vehicle intercepts another and from it, armed men descend to assault a family. In the video it is appreciated that it is in one of the tunnels; however, the Durango state official stated that the video is being analyzed to determine whether or not the act was raised on the aforementioned road.

Regarding the first stand that remains, the deputy secretary of tourism said that they are residents of five ejidos that claim payments for years, denying that organized crime is present in it. Well, he even stressed that there is presence of police elements of the three levels to protect the tourist.

Source: reaccion informativa

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