Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The shooting that happened on a Puerto Morelos beach was between two gangs that split from the Sinaloa Cartel, says prosecutor Oscar Montes de Oca.
Since the November 4 shooting that left two of those gang members dead, two other members have been arrested. In a press release, the Fiscalía General del Estado (FGE) reported the capture of two believed involved in the shooting.
Both men were located with help from the C5 Centre in Cancun. The Attorney General’s Office (FGE) says investigating officers have also located three of the four vehicles believed used in the deadly attack.
The vehicles seized were used by the criminal gang members to arrive at the beach area of Bahía Petempich. Between the C5 Centre in Cancun and private security cameras, they were successful in finding the addresses of where the vehicles were parked.
The FGE says that after surveillance and technical monitoring, the vehicles were intercepted. From that, two people were arrested while a third fled on foot that resulted in an exchange of gunfire between the fleeing criminal and police.
The FGE says the third man was not caught since he managed to escape into the jungle, which led to the request for support from the Navy, the Army and the National Guard to search for the subject by air and land. So far, he has not been located, but the vehicle he was driving was seized.
In their press release, the agency said that the fleeing subject “was injured, leaving blood stains on several surfaces from which experts in the field have collected samples to obtain DNA.”
The two that were arrested are César G, driver of a brown-colored vehicle and Miguel Y, driver of the white Bit car. They are being held while investigators continue. In his statement, Oscar Montes de Oca said that their first investigations have revealed that the groups that clashed are a split from the Sinaloa Cartel who are now disputing for the sale of drug spaces.
One of the groups is led by subjects named Josué S and Hugo P, who are being held in the Centro de Reinserción Cancún (Cereso) prison of Cancun. He says that “according to the investigations, those were (the two) who ordered the violent action in which the victims lost their lives. There is also evidence related to the identity of another leader of this group who responds to the name of Uriel P,” who is currently at large, he said.
Three other individuals identified as Alexander C, Gael P and José P who are members of the opposition group, have also been detained by state authorities after they were found on November 5, a day after the shooting, hiding in the beach area of Bahia Petempich in Puerto Morelos.