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Two of at least five bodies found near Cancun cartel safehouse have been identified

Cancun, Q.R. — The remains of two of the people located near an electrical substation in Cancun have been identified. The remains of 59-year-old Cancun businessman, Federico Luna Cervantes and his 42-year-old bodyguard, Francisco Hernández Guerrero, were among those found buried in a clandestine grave Friday.

The discovery of the skeletal remains were made by authorities who were out scouring the area Friday afternoon after the arrest of 11 cartel members Friday morning. Cancun authorities found the bodies of the two men near the site of a cartel safe house.

Both of the men were reported as missing on December 14, 2021. In the makeshift grave, police found both men wearing the same clothes as described the day they disappeared.

On the day of their disappearance, the two men were forcefully removed from a home by a group of six around 8:00 p.m. They were then driven away in a waiting vehicle. Nearby camera footage captured a portion of their kidnapping.

The bodies were located by elements of the National Guard who were assisting FGE personnel in the search. They were found in a grave off a dirt road behind Paraíso Maya in Cancun.

On Saturday, authorities reported finding the remains of at least three others in the same area, the area near the cartel safehouse. The safehouse was found and 11 arrested after a two-month investigation by Cancun police. At the time of the arrests, three injured people were found inside the cartel safehouse.

The burial sites were located as a result of the testimonies given by several of the arrested.