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Criminal cell members arrested in recent Cancun takedown from Jalisco Nuevo Generación Cartel

Cancun, Q.R. — A total of 13 arrests were made in two operations in Cancun Saturday along with the seizure of six weapons. Those arrested have been identified as being from the Jalisco Nuevo Generación Cartel.

In a press conference Tuesday, FGE head Óscar Montes de Oca, reported on the January 14 take down of criminal cell members.

He said that all 13 were arrested in two operations from SM 104. The take down was the result of “information obtained in various investigations related to the crimes of homicide, criminal association and drugs.”

From that, 13 people were arrested as well as the seizure of six firearms, various cartridges, a van and two motorcycles.

He reported that the two groups they arrested from SM 104 allegedly participated in various criminal acts and were hiding in the city.

In the first group of arrests, a search warrant issued by a Cancun judge Saturday lead to the capture of six people and the seizure of five firearms, two long and three short.

At approximately the same time, a second operation was carried out that resulted in the arrests of seven more. They were arrested with narcotics and one firearm.

13 members of the Jalisco Nuevo Generación cartel were arrested in Cancun January 14, 2023.

Montes de Oca said that according to the initial investigations, these people are members of the Jalisco Nuevo Generación cartel, all from different states of the Mexican Republic. They arrived in the state of Quintana Roo approximately two months ago and rented homes where they received orders to carry out illegal activities.

He added that their initial information pegged the group as being in possession of at least 20 long weapons and three short ones, for which police will continue their search.