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Arrests made and weapons seized in shooting of two Cancun officers

Cancun, Q.R. — Arrests and the seizure of cars and weapons have been reported by the FGE. The agency said the arrests were made Friday in relation to two Cancun officers being shot the day before.

In a brief social media statement Saturday, the FGE posted “the FGE Quintana Roo reports that arrests, seizure of cars and weapons were recorded in Cancún after the shooting in the Alfredo V. Bonfil delegation, where two ministerial agents were injured,” referring to the Thursday afternoon shooting.

One of those arrested is reported to be Fidel Espino N, a former delegate of the town of Alfredo V. Bonfil where the shootings against police took place Thursday. Police were in the area investigating after the Wednesday shooting death of a male at an Alfredo V. Bonfil eatery. That shooting is alleged to be related to merchant extortion and a list of collectors, headed by Josué N, in the small town outside Cancun.

Quintana Roo police made the arrests Friday in Cancun after locating the suspected vehicle. The black car was intercepted by a patrol unit and from there, arrests made. The FGE has not said how many people were detained, only that they have made arrests and seized weapons.