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Three arrests made after military truck fired upon a dozen times in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Seven people have been jailed that authorities say, are believed related to at least two criminal acts this week in Isla Mujeres and Cancun. At a press conference, the Attorney General, Óscar Montes de Oca reported the arrests of four men for the murder of a Cancun woman October 5.

“The first case, which occurred Wednesday in the municipality of Benito Juárez, is related to the homicide of a woman in Supermanzana 211,” he said. Investigators from the Specialized Homicide Prosecutor’s Office were able to locate four men on motorcycles believed responsible for the Wednesday murder.

During the press conference, he said for several days there was monitoring through mobile and intermittent surveillance, the use of technology as well as the C5 cameras, and once located, together with agents of the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace and Security in Quintana Roo, made the corresponding deployment and the arrest of Andrés “J”, Ricardo “Z”, Williams “M” and Pedro “J”.

At the time of their capture, they were found and seized with a handgun (possibly the one with which the woman was shot), marijuana and the motorcycle they used to commit this crime. He added that the case is related to a dispute between drug dealers.

Óscar Montes de Oca pointed out that in a second case, which also occurred Wednesday afternoon along the Isla Blanca highway of Continental Isla Mujeres, members of the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office carried out an investigation into the sale of narcotics in that area.

“At the moment of returning from the investigation, the aggressors approached in two vehicles — one yellow and the other red — where three people were traveling in each unit and without just cause, they fired firearms at the Investigative Police.

“Given this action, the agents repelled the aggression, using the levels of force in accordance with the demanding circumstances at that time. At the scene of the events, a subject was killed and the other aggressors fled,” Montes de Oca explained.

In that investigation, which also included the monitoring of the C5 cameras, as well as operational deployment, the vehicles involved were located in Superblock 77 and in SM 89 in Cancun.

After a search, three subjects, Luis “C”, Jorge “M” and Pedro “C” were arrested and two vehicles and two firearms seized, with their respective supplied magazines, as well as drugs and 10 380-caliber cartridges.

Montes de Oca added that in the Isla Mujeres shooting, the police vehicle was hit 12 times and one officer was injured with a non-life threatening injury.