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Cozumel murder suspect returned to state after Merida arrest

Cozumel, Q.R. — A suspect wanted for his involvement in a Cozumel murder was arrested in the Yucatan city of Merida. The State Attorney General’s Office says that the arrest was made in collaboration with their Yucatan counterpart over the weekend.

Working together, both agencies were able to locate and take Edgar “P” into legal custody in the city of Merida for homicide. Óscar Montes de Oca, who heads the FGE of Quintana Roo, said that Edgar “P” became a wanted man after fleeing Cozumel after participating in the murder of a man on November 20, 2022 in complicity with two other subjects, one of whom was arrested a few weeks ago during the carnival festivities.

To achieve the arrest of Edgar “P”, the FGE Quintana Roo requested the collaboration of the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Yucatan. He was located and arrested over the weekend while walking through the downtown area of Merida.

Edgar “P” has since been returned to the state of Quintana Roo by the Yucatan State Investigative Police (PEI) to face charges.