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Trio believed gang related captured for assaulting vehicles along Costa Maya highway

Costa Maya, Q.R. — State authorities have captured a group of three alleged responsible for assaulting vehicles along a section of the Nicolás Bravo-Xpujil highway.

Authorities from Quintana Roo, in coordination with agents from the Campeche State Investigative Agency, detained three alleged members of a gang accused of being members of a criminal cell in the Felipe Ángeles community, an area bordering Campeche.

Authorities declared that the last robbery was committed May 2 against a parcel delivery vehicle at kilometer 128 of the Nicolás Bravo-Xpujil highway. Auhtorities report that the large parcel truck had traveled from Villahermosa, Tabasco bound was for Chetumal.

However, before the driver reached his destination, the vehicle was assaulted along the highway. The band of three forced his stop, removed him from the truck and physically attacked him before unloading the entire delivery vehicle and transferring its contents to a waiting van.

The driver was able to call police. Investigators from both states located the van with the stolen items in the community of Felipe Ángeles. When authorities arrived, they were fired upon by the trio, however, police repelled the attack.

After a bullet exchange, the three subjects were secured along with the van that still contained the stolen packages.