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Three men posing as Cancun construction workers arrested on drug, extortion charges while police search for 2 of their victims

Cancun, Q.R. — Three men posing as construction workers have been arrested by Cancun police. In a press release, the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) says an investigation lead to the discovery of the three forcing others to sell drugs and extort money. Those who failed to comply, disappeared.

The FGE reports the detainment of Marcos M, Martín H and Carlos A for their probable participation in the disappearance of other workers as well as the marketing of drugs. Preliminary investigations show the trio applied for jobs at hotel construction sites. Once hired, they forced other workers to deal drugs or extorted them by providing a fixed sum of money every week.

Police say they believe at least two people who failed to comply went missing. The FGE says the two in question have been missing since February, which is what initiated the investigation. Now, the agency says they are focusing on locating the two victims in a jungle area with the help of canines.