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Five arrested in Cancun carrying weapons, gear

Cancun, Q.R. — The Ministry of Public Security reports the arrest of five after they were found carrying weapons and gear in a residential subdivision of Cancun.

La Secretaría de Seguridad Pública says that five men, alleged members of a criminal gang, are under investigation by la Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) after police found them carrying two firearms and a tactical vest.

The arrest occurred at 2:15 p.m. in the Villas Otoch Paradise subdivision in Supermanzana 259 of Cancun Wednesday afternoon. The men were taken into custody after a routine surveillance tour resulted in them being physically reviewed.

Police report that during their residential patrol, they came across a blue Ford with Yucatan plates. When the occupants of the vehicle saw police, they began acting suspicious, ignoring the first police demand to pull over.

Upon the second request, they did pull over but fled from the vehicle. Police requested back up and managed to located all five men. An inspection revealed a .38 caliber with eight cartridges, a 9-millimeter pistol with a magazine of nine cartridges, an empty metal magazine for a long weapon and a black tactical vest.

A check with Platform Mexico showed the vehicle they were driving was reported as being involved in a robbery.

The detainees have been identified as 23-year-old Jonathan N, Felipe N, 21, Mauricio N, 24, Cristian N, 18 and Salvador N, 25, all from the states of Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas.

The five were taken into custody and placed at the disposal of la Fiscalía General de la República for carrying a firearm exclusively for the Army and Air Force.