REYNOSA, Tamaulipas — It will be through the implementation of different programs and actions that the Tamaulipas Government will continue its fight against organized crime, and therefore restore the social fabric.

So said the Governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca at an event in Reynosa recently. To this end, García Cabeza de Vaca, gave his own mobile number so residents can call him and report any illicit activity.

So far, the state government has been working with federal forces on a daily basis to bring back both order and security by implementing preventive measures.

“It is through working with our federal forces that we are combating the criminal groups, whom when feeling threatened, fight back. But, this is a major advance we have when we talk about reoccupying spaces,” García Cabeza de Vaca said Wednesday. “Our commitment is that these actions and public policies have a transforming end, but we need to continue working together with our society.”

García Cabeza de Vaca said it is very important to have the support of the private sectors, civil associations, chambers of commerce, and religious groups. “The insecurity in the state is an inheritance that goes back many years. This is what makes the goal to incorporate those left behind, something not easy to achieve.”

Furthermore, García Cabeza de Vaca is exhorting the community to report any irregularity, violent incident or violent situations that endangered the society directly to him.

“I want all Tamaulipas residents to know my mobile number. They can dial 834-247-7000 to report what’s going on in their cities, or neighborhood, and especially if they see armed people, or someone extorting people or doing anything illicit,” he said. “We are not an accomplice of anyone, and I will answer the call personally.”

In Reynosa, García Cabeza de Vaca led the last of six Citizens Sessions that, he said, would lead to the formulation of the 2016-2022 State Development Plan. During these meetings, more than 50,000 Tamaulipas residents participated. They created around 3,000 proposals.

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying this story shows Tamaulipas Gov. Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca being interviewed by reporters in Reynosa. (Photo: Estrella TV/Reyna Luna Newcombe). The above story was translated from Spanish to English by reporter Melva Lavín-Castillo.