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Cancun beach security increased after jet ski assailants fire at drug dealer

Cancun, Q.R. — Beach patrols have been increased throughout the Cancun Hotel Zone after gun shots were fired toward the beach from a passing jet ski at an alleged drug dealer.

City officials didn’t hesitate to add police to the public beach areas after shots were fired at an alleged drug dealer in front of a Cancun hotel. Police say two people, who were reported to be on jet skis, fired shots at a targeted individual as they passed by from the water front.

One day later, additional security personnel were sent to monitor beach areas over a more than two kilometer span. Agents from the Tourist Police, in coordination with the Navy, Gendarmerie, Federal Police, State and Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection traveled the beaches to map activities and possible irregularities along the popular stretch.

More than a dozen concessionaires were searched for weapons and drugs as well as city permits, but they did not find anything illegal.

Government secretary, Francisco López Mena, says that they have begun to identify the areas where those involved in the drug trades live. He adds that citizens are clear that these incidences are related to those involved with criminal groups and drug trafficking.

He added that these people are linked to criminal groups and drug trafficking and not to those with regular everyday lives.

On April 19, two people on jet skies reportedly fired gun shots at a man on a beach area in front of a hotel in the Cancun Hotel Zone.