Six arrested in connection to the brutal slaying of eight people in Cancun

Mexican authorities say they have arrested six members of a drug gang in connection to the brutal slaying of at least eight people in Cancun.

Officials said the arrests were made after the discovery of five dismembered bodies inside a taxi on Jan. 29. The victims were not identified by the attorney general’s office for the state of Quintana Roo.

Prosecutors alleged the six suspects hacked up five people with a machete and dumped three other victims in a shallow grave. Mexican police seized drugs from the group, including marijuana, cocaine, and crack, as well as two firearms exclusively used by the military, two motorcycles allegedly used to transport the mutilated bodies, and two cars, including one that was reported stolen, authorities said.

The attorney general’s office also announced the arrest of 23 people who allegedly operated a fake tour agency as cover for a drug operation in Cancun.

The drug ring allegedly operated a “call center” that offered tourist trips and sports equipment in the popular resort city on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. That business served as a facade to carry out activities related to drug dealing, prosecutors said. Drug deals would allegedly be made over the phone and then delivered via motorcycle.

A day earlier, prosecutors confirmed that an American woman and a man from Belize were shot to death on Feb. 9 in an apparent dispute between drug dealers at a beach club in the resort city of Tulum, south of Cancun.

Mexican police present evidence from fake call center

Evidence was found at a fake “call center” for tourists that was used as a place to conduct drug dealings.

The Quintana Roo Attorney General’s Office said the woman had no connection to the man, an alleged drug dealer, and was unfortunately caught in the crossfire.

Prosecutors said the dead man had transparent bags containing white powder that resembled cocaine on his person, transparent bags with red and orange pills, and a transparent bag containing brown granulated powder. They have identified suspects in the shooting who are now wanted by authorities.

Yellow and clear tiny bags on a table, filled with substances similar to marijuana and meth

Drugs were found at a fake “call center” for tourists that was used as a place to conduct drug dealings.

The illegal drug trade is a source of ongoing violence and danger to tourists in the state of Quintana Roo.

Last year, Mexican authorities closed down 23 pharmacies at Caribbean coast resorts after a research report warned that drug stores were selling fake opioids to foreigners.

Lime green and black motorcycle

A motorcycle was found at a fake “call center” for tourists that was used as a place to conduct drug dealings.

Officials said a four-day raid targeted drugstores in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum that were accused of pushing pills passed off as oxycodone, Percocet, and Adderall without prescriptions.

Source: OEM

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