Cancun, Q.R. — A group of five extorting at least 100 Cancun cab drivers have been captured and jailed. Israel “N”, Elvis Armando “N”, Ethel Alejandra “N”, Antonio “N” and Denis “N” have been identified as the group demanding extortion payments from at least 100 city cab drivers.
Local authorities reported on the detainment of the four men and one woman team who they say demanded 200 pesos per week from each of at least 100 city taxi drivers.
“According to the first acts of investigation, the alleged extortionists demanded the amount of 200 pesos weekly from each taxi driver out of a total of 100 providers of this service,” the FGE said.
Investigative Police arrested five people allegedly related the crime of extortion to the detriment of the Andrés Quintana Roo Taxi Drivers Union of Cancun, they said. The group of five were finally captured “thanks to intelligence work and anonymous complaints to the Special Prosecutor’s Office in Combating Kidnapping and Extortion Crimes.”
The five subjects were captured when they were aboard two taxis and at the time of a routine inspection, various doses marijuana and crystal meth were seized as well as two vehicles with license plates from the state of Quintana Roo in addition to cash in Mexican pesos and USD.
“The alleged extortioners demanded the amount of 200 pesos weekly from each taxi driver out of a total of 100 providers of this service, for which they received 20,000 pesos each week,” the FGE detailed.
The alleged extortionists were placed at the disposal of a judge who imposed the justified precautionary measure of preventive detention.