Last updated on January 22, 2020
Cozumel, Q.R. — Three men believed behind a series of Cozumel robberies have been arrested by municipal police.
The director Cozumel Public Safety, Nellif Domínguez Cruz, acknowledged that a group of at least three were operating on the island. Due to cooperative work between the various police levels, the three believed behind a series of island robberies have been taken into custody.
He says that during their arrest, a Chiapas-plated vehicle was also seized, with Dominguez Cruz noting the trio are alleged responsible for around 125 robberies between Cozumel and Chiapas.
The arrested have been identified as 31-year-old Daniel G.G. from Villahermosa, Tabasco. Arturo David G.V., 33 from Huimanguillo, Tabasco and 42-year-old Quetzalcoalt G.C. of Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.
The three were presented before the Public Ministry for crimes of robbery including homes and small businesses such as pharmacies. Upon their arrest, they were also found carrying weapons. Those and the Chiapas-plated car they drove was also confiscated.
Nellif Domínguez stressed that the administration’s priority is to increase security on the island, which is why they work in coordination with the federal and state governments as well as with citizens to locate alleged criminals.