Tulum, Q.R. — Arms trafficking in Quintana Roo is generated by Los Pelones Cartel and is being dealt with through searches. The Attorney General of Quintana Roo, Óscar Montes de Oca, said the searches are being stepped up due to the recent large seizure of weapons.
“Regarding weapons, we know that there is illegal arms trafficking from the north of the country from the United States to Mexico. The information we have is that Los Pelones have conflicts among themselves, which increases the peaks of violence. They are fighting in three groups, but it is the Cartel de los Pelones that is behind this weaponry,” he stated during a Monday morning press conference.
Montes de Oca explained that work is being done in close collaboration with all the security forces to deal with this situation.
“The SSC, in collaboration with the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace, achieved important arrests in the state of which four arrests and a search in Tulum stand out.
“The corporation participated in a search warrant with the FGE that allowed the seizure of weapons and illegal substances from a home in the irregular neighborhood of 2 de Octubre,” he said.
Montes de Oca detailed that 1,395 doses of crack, 275 doses of cocaine, 13 bricks of cocaine, 450 doses of crystal and 163 doses of marijuana and a shipment of weapons were seized, including 18 pistols, an R15 rifle, 16 9-millimeter magazines, a .380-millimeter charger, 19 boxes with 50 9-millimeter Eagle brand cartridges and three boxes of 50 9-millimeter Speer brand cartridges were seized.