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Pair hired to kill Isla Mujeres lawyer arrested on Cancun street

Cancun, Q.R. — Two men who say they were hired as hitmen to kill a notary public have been taken into police custody. The Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo reports the arrest of Francisco A and David A for their probable participation in the murder of notary public Nahum N that occurred on August 6 in the municipality of Benito Juárez.

The pair were located with help of the city’s C5 surveillance, making it possible for police to identify the area where the two men hid after the shooting. In a press release, the FGE says both men were arrested on August 11 at approximately 11:00 p.m., from Cancun streets in Supermanzana 93.

The men were located on the street exchanging objects, one of which, was armed. When approached by police, the pair fled and an exchange of gunfire followed. They were captured and one identified as the man who fired the fatal shots that resulted death of Nahum N.

The accused man told police he was hired to commit the murder and was paid by the other man who was arrested with him. The second arrested man is said to also be a lawyer and that the homicide was commissioned by two other people who are owners of properties in a subdivision of the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres that remains in litigation, but had been notarized by the Notary Public Nahum N.

A search of the home of one of the men has revealed the motorcycle believed used in the shooting. Police also located two 9-millimeter firearms, drugs and the accessories used to pass themselves off as food delivery men.

An Isla Mujeres notary public, Nahum N, was shot and killed last week while in his car driving through the streets of Cancun. Witnesses told police that his car was approached by two men on a motorcycle that was disguised as a popular Cancun food delivery service company.