Cancun, Q.R. — On Thursday, the FGE announced the detainment of Florian Tudor, the alleged leader of the Romanian mafia. The Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) said that Tudor was taken into custody and deported on an outstanding arrest warrant in Romania.
The 43-year-old, who was a Cancun resident, is said to be from the city of Craiova and according to Romanian authorities, is the leader of The Riviera Maya Gang. Tudor has made news over the past few years for his alleged involvement in Cancun and Riviera Maya ATM banking schemes, among other illicit activities.
In the statement, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic announced that its elements “completed a provisional arrest warrant for extradition purposes granted by a Control Judge against Florian T. More information soon”.
Later in a full statement, the FGE said “Florian T was arrested today by personnel of the Attorney General’s Office, in compliance with a request for detention for extradition purposes, formulated by the Government of Romania, for crimes of organized crime, extortion and attempted aggravated homicide, all of which was processed and obtained by the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, before a Control Judge of the North Prison.”
They added that during the arrest, an agent of the Federal Public Ministry was physically assaulted by Florian T.
In February of this year, the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of Finance reported the discovery and freezing of 79 bank accounts believed linked to card cloning in the Cancun, Riviera Maya region.
The unit said the 79 individual and corporate accounts were likely part of a Romanian mafia group known to clone cards through ATMs, adding that the group has been particularly active in the Cancun, Riviera Maya region for years.