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Authorities reveal identity of priority targets in Cozumel search operations

Cozumel, Q.R. — Local authorities have released the identity of now two men considered priority targets in a recent Cozumel operation. The operation that involved 12 property search warrants Monday night resulted in the arrests of 16.

In that 16, authorities now report not one, but two priority targets in custody. Brandon Adonay “N” and Abith Zadrac “N” were detained with support of the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace and Security of Quintana Roo during 12 simultaneous searches that took place on the island.

Fourteen others were taken into custody on charges of drug dealing in the coordinated efforts between the National Guard and Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) and Secretariat of Citizen Security.

“It should be noted that after various tasks of the Investigative Police attached to the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office in Combating Drug Crime, the arrest of these two individuals who generated violence in the municipality was achieved,” the State Attorney General (FGE) reported in a statement.

The FGE detailed that another 14 people were arrested for their alleged participation in events that could constitute crimes of drug dealing since various types of possible narcotics were also seized.

Brandon Adonay “N”, who was carrying a short firearm for exclusive use of the Army, Navy and Air Force, was arrested along with Juan Diego “N”, Lisley Karina “N” and a third person identified as a minor, on Miguel Hidalgo Street between 85 Avenida Sur Bis in the Cuzamil neighborhood.

Abith Zadrac was captured in flagrante delicto on Punta Tormentos Street on the corner of Colombia in the Caribe subdivision. Jorge Luis “N”, Jesús “N”, Ricardo “N”, Alex Armín “N” and Pablo Manuel “N” were arrested at 90 South Avenue in the Repobladores neighborhood.

Likewise, Jonathan Alexander “N”, Gaspar “N”, Ricardo Davir “N”, John Philip “N”, Liliana Nicteha “N” and Damián “N” were captured on 3rd South Street near the corner of 50th Avenue of the Adolfo López Mateos neighborhood.

The 16 detainees, together with the evidence secured, were placed at the disposal of the Public Ministry.

FGE head Raciel López Salazar said that during these searches, in addition to seizing weapons and drugs, they found a homemade explosive device.

“With great coordination with the National Guard, with the Navy, with the Army, with the State Police these results are very important because there are two priority objectives that were detained,” he explained.

He said despite citizen perception, Cozumel is one of the municipalities with the lowest incidence of crime. “We have 4 percent of all crimes committed during the year. It is a municipality that represents tranquility for visitors, for the people who come here,” he said.