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Cancun police arrest six suspects for five recent city murders

Cancun, Q.R. — Six people have been arrested for the murders of five Cancun residents that took place in May of this year. The arrests were made by the State Attorney General’s Office in collaboration with the State Police.

Carlos Roberto “N”, Reyes “N”, Yair Alfredo “N”, Demy “N” and Juan Carlos “N” and Carlos Francisco “N” are all being investigated for murders that took place between May 11 and 25 of this year in Cancun.

According to the State Attorney General (FGE), five of those arrested claim to be members of a criminal group that operates in the area.

While Carlos Roberto “N”, Reyes “N” and Carlos Francisco “N” were initially arrested on murder charges, Yair Alfredo “N”, Demy “N” and Juan Carlos “N” were picked up on drug charges.

However since there arrests, they have been investigated for city murders.

“Field and office investigations by the Special Prosecutor’s Office have linked these last three with crimes of qualified homicide that occurred in the irregular neighborhoods Valle Verde and Avante in Cancun. Likewise, Investigative Police arrested another subject identified as Carlos Francisco “N” for the same crime,” the FGE reported in a statement.

“The events attributed to them began on May 11 of this year, with the homicide of a male person in the Valle Verde irregular settlement. The second event took place in the Valle Verde area where a woman was found dead on May 23. The third event occurred on May 23, when a subject was deprived of his life in Avante.

Only photos of three suspects were provided to the public. Photos: FGE May 27, 2024.

“Likewise, on May 24, another male person lost his life as a result of the dispute between members of the same group over control of drug sales, and the last homicide occurred on May 25 of this year in the Valle Verde neighborhood where a man was killed by gunshot wounds.”

After the corresponding procedures, the detainees were placed at the disposal of the Public Ministry.