I’m an ex-NYPD detective – students should not travel to Mexico for spring break, it’s not worth endangering your life

March 15, 2023

STUDENTS should not travel to Mexico for spring break this year, a former NYPD detective has warned. State Department officials have urged Americans to reconsider travel to Jalisco – home to the Pacific Ocean resort Puerto Vallarta - because of crime and kidnapping. “It’s not worth getting hurt, or killed, or kidnapped for a couple [of] weeks break from college.”Americans should visit locations such as Florida for spring break instead, according to the former cop. Alcazar warned that unscrupulous gang members may be “hunting” for Americans that travel to Mexico. Investigator Martin Sandoval, of the Brownsville Police Department in Texas, told The U.S. Sun that the entire country of Mexico cannot be “labeled” amid the cartel violence.