Three state police officers have been suspended after they posed for pictures with topless women on a beach in the Mexican resort town of Cancun, according to the news network Noticaribe.
The Ministry of Public Security from Mexico's Quintana Roo State has launched an internal investigation into the incident which saw the grinning officers in full body armor standing next to bare-breasted women believed to be tourists.
"When you're more interested in the s**** than looking after Cancun beaches," a Facebook user wrote commenting on the photos which immediately became viral.
Shortly afterward, the post was deleted after local police reportedly issued a threat to the user.
Last year saw a rise in violence across Quintana Roo, including Cancun where at least 205 people were killed.