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City Council says Tulum’s weekend of violence internal disputes and reaction to laws being applied

Tulum, Q.R. — Several people were reportedly killed by firearms over the weekend in Tulum. The deaths occurred in separate incidences.

The shootings began late Friday night in the area of Arrecifes where two men and a woman were killed by subjects on a motorcycle. On Saturday morning, a local Tulum vendor was shot and killed while driving his car on Maya Balam Street.

On Saturday afternoon, two men were shot to death on a private property along the federal highway near the town’s exit police filter.

Tulum’s City Council says the criminal activity are mostly internal disputes. They also say it is a reaction to law being applied in the municipality.

In a statement they reported “The criminal gangs that intend to settle in Tulum have been waging violent internal disputes with each other and with unfortunate balances, but isolated from the rest of the citizenry and visitors.

“The fight between criminals is due to the fact that law and order is being imposed in our municipality and, above all, because there is no pact with organized crime. The unprecedented security changes implemented in Tulum have paid off.

“In recent days, dozens of criminals have been arrested and weapons and drugs have been seized, which constitutes yet another blow to the operations of these criminal gangs.

“The Secretary of Public Security and Citizen Protection of Tulum calls on citizens to trust in the pacification strategy that, in coordination with the Sedena, Semar, National Guard, Quintana Roo Police and the FGQROO, we are carrying out to protect families from Tulum and the image of our municipality.”