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Federal government recognizes FGE efforts in Cancun, Tulum operations

Cancun, Q.R. — The Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo was recognized by federal authorities Thursday for the arrest of a cell of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel members. The Quintana Roo agency was also recognized for other arrests made in Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

Ricardo Mejia Berdeja, the Undersecretary of Public Security of the Government of Mexico, highlighted the recent and ongoing operations being carried out by the Quintana Roo Prosecutor’s Office.

Aside from the March 18 arrest of 11 Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel members in Cancun, Mejia also recognized the successful operational work in other areas.

The FGE was recognized for their work in arresting 11 cartel members in Cancun

During the Thursday press conference in Mexico City, the Subsecretario de Seguridad Pública highlighted the Cancun FGE’s success in also locating and arresting 28 drug dealers in Tulum.

In the last several weeks, at least 28 people have been jailed on drug related charges from various areas of the city of Tulum. The largest of them being a March 2 operation that landed 17 in jail.

28 drug related arrests were made in the coastal areas of Tulum during police operations

In a single day, police carried out three different operations in the coastal area of Tulum that lead to the arrests of 17 people. All 17 were taken into custody along with more than 500 street bags of various narcotics.

One of the 28 arrested in the Tulum operations, Francisco N, was found involved in the deadly October 2021 Tulum restaurant shooting between gang members that left two tourists dead.

Mejia also mentioned the March arrest of Wilber U, who was jailed on drug charges during a police operation in Playa del Carmen. After his arrest, authorities said he was related to the deadly shooting at Mamitas Beach Club that left its manager dead.