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Cancun fugitive wanted since 2019 arrested in Merida

Merida, Yucatan — An alleged leader of a Cancun cartel has been arrested in Merida. According to Cancun Police, Óscar Alejandro Rivero Matos was taken into custody on April 21 in the Yucatan city.

He was arrested by elements of the the State Investigation Police (PEI) in Merida. He was a known fugitive from Quintana Roo justice since 2019.

According to a statement, Óscar Alejandro R. M., 34, alias “Pipo” and “Uno”, is accused of the crimes of qualified homicide and criminal association committed in Cancun.

Agents from the PEI and the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE), in collaboration with their counterparts from Quintana Roo, located him and executed the re-arrest order.

Óscar Alejandro R.M. is originally from Valladolid, Yucatán At the time of his arrest, he identified himself with apocryphal documents as Mizrail Hernández Álvarez.

However, the elements of the PEI corroborated his true identity in the fingerprint system and handed him over to the Quintana Roo authorities.

Óscar Alejandro R.M. is the alleged leader of the so-called Cancun Cartel, according to Quintana Roo authorities. In 2021, he was arrested along with 11 people from the Cancun criminal cell, but he was released by a Cancun judge for violations of his human rights during his arrest.