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Arrests made, more arrest warrants issued in fatal shooting of Mamitas Beach Club manager

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Authorities in Playa del Carmen have arrested three people who could be involved in the shooting death of the Mamitas Beach Club manager.

In a press release, the Attorney General reported that after an investigation that involved the analysis of the restaurant’s security cameras, they learned of those believed involved.

Two of the men were recorded on security cameras inside the restaurant meeting with the now-deceased manager. All three went inside the bathroom where, the FGE says, Mamitas manger Federico Mazzoni was shot two times by two different guns.

Since the shooting, one man identified by the agency as Paul N, was arrested for his participation in having provided the getaway jet ski to the two men who fatally shot Federico Mazzoni.

Two other detainees, identified as Miguel U and Enrique D, were arrested on separate drug-related incidences on January 26, a day after the Mamitas shooting.

The FGE says those two men have been identified as members of the same criminal group believed responsible for the Mamitas shooting, saying they “participated directly in the extortion of businessmen and in the distribution of drugs in the area,” however, the FGE clarifies that they have not been linked to the homicide.

During interviews with the three detained men, police learned the identity of the perpetrators of the homicide and the identity of two of the main leaders of this criminal group. They have been named as Andrés P, alias “el Avispón” and Ana C, alias “Doña Mary”, who are identified as the perpetrators who ordered the murder of the Federico Mazzoni.

The FGE added that “on January 28, two search warrants issued by judges were carried out, the first at an establishment in which this criminal group carried out its operations related to the sale and distribution of drugs and in which the money product of the extortion carried out on various businessmen, was also concentrated.”

“In regards to the second property, it is a farm located in the south of the state, which Andrés P, alias “el Avispón” frequently attended. Both properties were insured since different doses of drugs were found in them.”

The agency added that six arrest warrants were requested and obtained from a judge against a woman and five men who are already wanted across the country by federal authorities.