Cancun, Q.R. — A group of 11 people belonging to the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel were arrested during an operation in Cancun Friday. In a statement from the Quintana Roo State Attorney General’s Office, Óscar Montes de Oca Rosales detailed the arrests of the 10 men and one woman believed responsible for the kidnapping of three people.
Montes de Oca Rosales said that two months of field work lead them to a building in SM 107 of Cancun where they found three people being held against their will. All three were rescued from the building alive, but injured.
The 11 detained in the takedown told authorities that they belonged to Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel and that they were responsible for locating people related to drug dealing activities and kidnapping them to obtain information on other area drug dealers.
In his briefing, Montes de Oca Rosales said that authorities had been monitoring the group for approximately two months. He said they knew the group’s criminal activities, which he added, were related to homicides and kidnappings.
Montes de Oca Rosales said that along with the 11 arrests, police found four long firearms and three short firearms, among other objects. All three rescued victims were taken to hospital with various injuries, one of which, included an amputated finger.