Translated by Fulano from an article in Frontera.info.
TIJUANA, Baja California August 29, 2016 – Officers from the Commercial Police have invaded the tourist zone and are extorting visitors, complained the president of the Merchants Association of Avenida Revolución, Julián Palombo Saucedo.
“The commercial police are supposed to be at fixed location, in businesses, however, since they have a uniform similar to the regular police, they take advantage a many times will abuse the passersby, stopping them for no reason as searching them,” he said.
He explained that the Commercial Police are in the Zona Norte and Tourist Police on avenida Revolución, with officers in patrol vehicles and bicycles and on foot.
“It is very common, generally in the late afternoon and early evening, when they come to Plaza Santa Cecilia, the tourist walkway, and avenida Revolución. These are situations we are unhappy about and do not approve and we are constantly making these observations,” he stressed.
Palombo Saucedo specified that every week he gets on average two complaints about the situation the tourists are subjected to.
“We are constantly having meetings with the Tourist Police to give our observations regarding this situation which can tarnish tourist activities,” he said.
He said the Tourist Police have 30 officers per shift, which have the capacity to attend to visitors.