Playa del Carmen, Q. R. — One person has been taken into custody in the slaying of two Canadians from a Playa del Carmen condo complex. The murder of the Canadian man and woman was planned reported Óscar Montes de Oca, head of the Quintana Roo FGE.
Montes de Oca said that they have arrested one male in connection with the double murder that took place earlier this month. The unidentified man arrested is believed to have transported those responsible for the killings from the centrally located condo complex. He has already been officially charged.
The head of the state’s FGE also noted that the man found dead inside the Playa del Carmen condominium was wanted by Interpol for cyber crimes in Canada where he made “many millions of dollars.”
Montes de Oca said they are continuing to investigate if the man was also committing the same type of criminal activity while living in Playa del Carmen. According to Montes de Oca, the murder was planned in advance.
Those responsible for the killings arrived at the condo complex where they met with a security guard who escorted them to the condo unit. Once inside, the man and woman occupying the unit were killed by knife, having their throats cut. A safe located inside the condo was then emptied and other items, which Montes de Oca did not detail, were also taken.
Upon leaving the building, those responsible for the murders were expected by the man they now have in custody. He provided their transportation.
Global Affairs Canada continues to work with local authorities on the investigation. The deceased have been officially identified as Raphael Huppe and Fannie Lorrain, both from the province of Quebec.