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Authorities report 17 convictions this year against international passengers at Cancun Airport

Cancun, Q. R. — Authorities have convicted a total of 17 international passengers charged with various offences at Cancun International. The convictions stem from routine luggage checks at the airport since the beginning of the year.

In a statement, the Fiscalía Especializada de Control Regional (FECOR) delegation in Quintana Roo reported on the incidences. The airport arrests were made in coordination with Guardia Nacional (GN) and Aduana y el Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT).

The agency reported that “during the period from January 1 to September 23, 2023, they have obtained 17 convictions against international passengers responsible for violations of the Federal Firearms and Explosives Law.

“Likewise, seven firearms, 27 magazines and 335 cartridges of different calibers were seized from passengers arriving at Cancun International.” In addition to weapons and ammunition, “$88,500 USD and 30,000 Euros have been seized from international passengers related to tax crimes comparable to smuggling,” they said.

Each of these events were carried out at the Cancun International Airport so far in 2023 in coordination with the National Guard (GN) and Customs and the Tax Administration Service (SAT).

The last event happened in early August inside the Cancun International Airport after a passenger from Miami was found entering the country with $32,000 undeclared US dollars in cash.