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Sinaloa-Pacific Cartel related to recent murders of two Cancun businessmen

Cancun, Q. R. — Óscar Montes de Oca says that the Pacific Cartel, also known as the Sinaloa Cartel, is related to the death of two Cancun businessmen. On Monday, Montes de Oca, who heads the state’s FGE, made the reference after two bodies were found earlier this month.

Both of the bodies were located in the same green area of Cancun and had active missing persons reports. Immediately after the discovery of the bodies, one was identified as a man who went missing the day before.

The body of the second adult male was positively identified the following day. Both were Cancun businessmen. In a press conference Monday, Montes de Oca confirmed the Cartel was involved, but did not provide details.

“This criminal group belongs to the Pacific Cartel. They operate in the area of this ejido, Alfredo V. Bonfil,” he explained referring to the troubled area outside Cancun.

Regarding the case of the two men, he only mentioned that one person of interest is being held in relation to the murders for his indirect participation, while ruling out that the two now-deceased businessmen were related to illegal activity.

“The investigation is developing. We are trying to strengthen some of the lines in order to clarify these unfortunate facts,” he added.

The deceased have been identified as businessman Juan Manuel Villaseñor Martínez who disappeared on March 5 in Cancun and businessman José Rodrigo González Barba who disappeared on March 6, also in Cancun.