11 de marzo de 2018

GOBERNADOR DUCEY : Aplaude creación del Corredor Seguro Sonoyta-Peñasco

Governor Doug Ducey

Phoenix.- Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) expertise is helping officials in the Mexican state of Sonora promote safety on the highway leading to beaches in Puerto Peñasco -- a popular destination for Arizonans.

 Resulting from a joint agreement signed by Governor Ducey and Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich at a summit held in Rocky Point in December 2017, this partnership will create a safety corridor before spring break season along the 63 miles of Mexico Route 8, which many Arizonans take south from Lukeville.

The safety corridor will include road signs with safety messages in Spanish and English and a pilot program that will have Sonora sharing information from that area to 511 and ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site, az511.gov. ADOT representatives visited Mexico recently to train first responders and government officials on Traffic Incident Management along the safety corridor, which promotes quickly clearing incident scenes when appropriate as well as safeguards for motorists and emergency workers.

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Traffic Incident Management techniques have been shown to reduce secondary crashes that often are more serious than the initial incidents. “Our long-standing partnership with Mexico is as strong as ever and this safety corridor between Arizona and Sonora is a great example of how cross-border collaboration helps promote safety and tourism for everyone,” said Governor Ducey.

“Governor Pavlovich has been an incredible partner on this safety corridor and I thank her for all of her efforts.” "We are proud to be part of this historic cross-border collaboration that will make the road to Rocky Point safer, while strengthening the tourism ties between Arizona and Sonora," said Jessica Pacheco president of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. "Governor Ducey and Governor Pavlovich have been committed to a collaborative approach since day-one, resulting in impactful projects like this safety corridor that support our work for a stronger and safer region."

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Phoenix.-  The Arizona Border Strike Force continues to protect Arizona communities by stopping the flow of criminals, narcotics, weapons, and ammunition trafficked in the state. At the direction of Governor Ducey, the Border Strike Force was created in September 2015 to target border crimes and take a collaborative approach to help secure Arizona’s southern border. 

 In his 2018 State of the State address, Governor Ducey said: “We made a decision: If Washington, D.C. wasn’t going to secure our border, Arizona would. [The Border Strike Force] is without a doubt making Arizona – and America – a safer place, and it’s worthy of our continued investment.”

 Housed within the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Border Strike Force focuses on identifying and dismantling border-related criminal activity through collaboration with local, state, tribal, federal, and Mexican authorities. Notable Border Strike Force successes include Operation Sidewinder II & III, operations that led to the seizure of 5,084 pounds of marijuana and 52 felony arrests, and Operation Organ Grinder, which resulted in the seizure of 4,038 pounds of marijuana and 73 felony arrests.

 Through January 2018, the Border Strike Force has seized: 53,156 pounds of marijuana; 7,843 prescription drug pills/capsules; 12.4 million hits of heroin; 35 pounds of fentanyl; 258 firearms; 167,900 rounds of ammunition; And $10,000,000 in currency. Border Strike Force operations have also resulted in over 2,480 arrests.

 Due to its success, Governor Ducey’s fiscal year 2019 Executive Budget includes $2.9 million to expand Border Strike Force operations in response to shifting cartel behavior. The new funding aims to establish 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a week coverage in the critical areas of Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma counties

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