Security forces at work in Quintana Roo. Security forces at work in Quintana Roo.

Cartel chiefs arrested in Cancún, Playa

Some drug cartel bosses were picked up on the weekend by federal security forces in the Quintana Roo cities of Cancún and Playa del Carmen.


Federal Police arrested two presumed leaders of the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación while they were traveling in a luxury sport vehicle, in which police found firearms.

In Playa del Carmen it was the Army that captured four presumed members of Los Zetas as they were collecting extortion money from a bar, according to state officials.

The Army wasn’t alone: it was aided by federal, state and tourism police, a force that was about 80-strong.

Violence flared in the city January 16 when gunman began firing during a music festival at the Blue Parrot bar, in which six people were killed and 15 wounded.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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  • Charles Ferguson

    ¡ Muchas gracias!!

  • K. Chris C.

    “El jefes ha muerto, ¡viva el jefes!;”

    An American citizen, not US subject.

    • Cam Nante

      Work on your Spanish, your articles, nouns, and verb tenses don’t agree

      • Eugene Nero

        Compadre! Tu tienes toda la razon del mundo!

    • Steve Galat

      A “US Citizen”? You’re not even a “Subject” but, rather, a “Vassal,” a downwardly mobile “Serf” ignorantly fooled, manipulated and then enslaved by established entrenched élite Washington grandees, bankers, lobbyists and donors. The cartels and mafias are Honorable by comparison….¡Aliviánate huevón!

  • miabeach

    Trump’s threat of seizing cartel assets to pay for a beautiful wall and other crime fighting initivies is driving this. Mexico needs to get a legal claim to the booty before Trump does. There’s more Miami condos coming on to the market. Nice ones too.

  • Henry Wilson

    that’s what happens when you boys don’t let the federales in on the action.