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Five captured on outstanding arrest warrants for murder of Playa del Carmen teacher mistaken for rival drug dealer

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Five people have been apprehended on outstanding arrest warrants for a Playa del Carmen murder.

According to a statement from the FGE, “Isaac “J”, Elías “P”, Fabian “D”, Alexander “M” and Jesús “S” shot and killed a high school teacher whom they confused with a rival drug dealer.

The shooting happened on November 19, 2022 in Playa del Carmen.

“On the day of the attack, the defendants followed the victim through the streets of the center of Playa del Carmen to intercept him at a traffic light and shoot him from two taxis.

“The deceased, in his attempt to flee, went into the undergrowth where he finally lost his life aboard his vehicle.”

The five captured are being held in the Playa del Carmen Municipal Retention Center and the Cancun Social Reintegration Center.