Not everything is fun at Taylor Swift’s concerts at Foro Sol: 40 people are arrested for everything from stopping traffic to reselling tickets.
After a career spanning more than 15 years, Taylor Swift makes her debut in Mexico with The Eras Tour, where she embarks on a greatest hits tour.
The 33-year-old Swift’s four concerts at CDMX’s Foro Sol have raised great expectations among her fans.
To prevent any kind of incident, the authorities conducted a security operation at the Taylor Swift concerts in Mexico.
According to Mexico City’s Secretariat for Citizen Security (SSC), 40 people have been arrested for various administrative offenses so far.
Find out why people were arrested during the Taylor Swift concert.
When it was announced that Taylor Swift would be performing in Mexico with her The Eras Tour, great expectations were raised for her performances at the Foro Sol.
Due to the large number of people who would attend Taylor Swift’s concerts, the SSC implemented security and roadblocks to avoid any kind of anomaly.
After two Taylor Swift concerts, the SSC reported that during its operations it had managed to arrest 40 people on various grounds.
Of theft, resale, alleged drug sales, and other types of criminal offenses. Those arrested made themselves available to the relevant authorities.
The SSC reported that six people, including a minor, were arrested during Taylor Swift’s first concert on Thursday, August 24.
Those arrested were said to be carrying drugs—handling bags of white powder—and when they saw the police presence, they tried to flee but were referred to the appropriate authorities.
“112 clear resealable plastic bags containing a white cocaine-like substance, three bags of capsules containing what appeared to be drugs, and cash were confiscated, for which the men, aged 16, 21, 25, 26, and 43, were arrested,” the statement read.
In addition, a woman was arrested with several cell phones said to have been stolen from those attending the Taylor Swift concert.
At Taylor Swift’s second concert, 34 people were arrested and referred to the relevant authorities for clarification on their legal situation.
According to the statement, 20 men and six women were caught selling Taylor Swift tickets at prices higher than box office prices.
In addition, they arrested eight men who obstructed the movement of pedestrians and motorists.
To ensure the integrity and safety of those attending the Taylor Swift concerts on August 26 and 27, authorities announced that they would continue to operate.
Planned measures include deploying 728 uniformed workers per day, including eight pairs of dogs, to detect narcotics and explosives.
Elements of the Industrial Banking Police (PBI) will protect public access, booth areas, the interior of premises, and public areas.
1,873 officers from the sector, the Metropolitan Police, and the SSC’s Undersecretariat for Traffic Control will implement traffic closures on certain avenues and streets to facilitate the mobility of vehicles and pedestrians.
In addition, there is a special regulation against the resale of admission tickets.
With these measures, it is hoped to avoid incidents of any kind during the two remaining Taylor Swift concerts at Foro Sol.