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State Attorney General reports slight decrease in homicide rates

Cancun, Q.R. — The State Attorney General reports a slight decrease in homicides throughout the state of Quintana Roo. Óscar Montes de Oca Rosales says that albeit slight, the rate of murders has decreased while the rate in arrests has increased this year.

During an interview with Radio Fórmula, Montes de Oca Rosales added that this year, there has been 338 murders in the state of which 80 percent involved drug dealing. He mentioned the recent arrest of Oscar M, who was a known leader of a criminal cell that has been operating for years in Quintana Roo, was wanted on two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Along with his arrest were four others taken into custody on drug charges, however, they are being investigated for possible links to the murders of Cancun taxi drivers. Montes de Oca Rosales says that the state’s C5 (security camera) technology has been fundamental in the capture of criminals.

He explained that the week before, there were 86 arrests, 71 of whom were located at the scene and 15 on arrest warrants. He detailed that the arrests made were for drug dealing, robbery, rape and extortion.