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Chetumal pair accused of stealing medication will ‘face trial in freedom’

Chetumal, Q.R. — Two medical personnel who were arrested on allegations of medication theft have been released. On Friday, Asunción “N” and Hipólito “N” were released from the Social Reintegration Center (Cereso) of Chetumal.

The pair exited the facility shortly after 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, the State Attorney General (FGE) made a brief statement surrounding their arrests and subsequent release from prison.

“The FGE reports that a Judge granted the connection to proceedings of two people for their probable participation in the crime of aggravated robbery to the detriment of a health institution in Chetumal.

“The defendants, Asunción “N” and Hipólito “N”, will face their trial in freedom and will seek a reparatory agreement for this controversy through the alternative criminal justice mechanism.

“This autonomous body reiterates its commitment to prosecuting justice in favor of the people of Quintana Roo.”

According to local media, the pair have been accused of stealing cancer medication worth approximately 600,000 pesos. They were served arrest warrants Thursday.