Marines take control of Puerto Vallarta Municipal Police

This Tuesday morning, and without warning, elements of the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) took control of the Puerto Vallarta Municipal Police and in the afternoon it was announced that the new Security Commissioner of the city, is the frigate captain, Eloy Giron Alcuria.

The Semar units were stationed outside the public security police station, which caused confusion among city officials as no official communication was received regarding the change of command.

Just four days ago, Mayor Luis Michel appointed police officer-in-training Israel García to head the police station and indicated that he would be in charge of the expedition until the second Infantry Captain Luis Fernando Muñoz Ortega returns to duty, who is ill.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Puerto Vallarta City Council sent a circular to the deputy directors, chiefs and managers of the areas attached to the Citizen Security Directorate in which they were informed that Girón Alcuria is the new commissioner, so that all issued documents must first pass through their hands to give the green light.

So far, Mayor Luis Michel has not disclosed the reasons for this change in police command in Puerto Vallarta.

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