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Six cartel members taken down in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Six cartel members have been taken down in Playa del Carmen in a joint operation between state police and la Secretaría de Marina – Armada de México.

The six were arrested in two separate operations around the city with the first being on Avenue 20 near the 12th Street bus station in central Playa del Carmen. There, police arrested five people from a Yucatan-plated vehicle.

Those arrested have been identified as 27-year-old Sergio Iván A.L. from Sinaloa, Iván A.M., 42 of Chihuahua, Antonio Israel L.C., 45 from Mexico City, Modesto V.M., 38 of Mexico City and Hector S.C., 37 and from Michoacán.

The second arrest was made near the same timing but in the residential area of Lol-Ka-Tun in the city’s north end. There, police arrested 37-year-old Amid N, an alleged Sinalo Cartel boss in Quintana Roo. He is also alleged to have given the controversial interview to a Canadian CTV journalist earlier this year.

In a public statement, the Chief of Police of Quintana Roo, Alberto Capella, said “Military forces that are part of the #QuintanaRoo coordination in conjunction with the #QuintanaRoo Police made the arrest of 6 likely members of organized crime, which are presumed to have participated in the documentary made by a Canadian television station.”

During the two arrestes, police found numerous drugs, weapons, ammunition and five portable communication devices along with cell phones.

All have been made available to the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office.

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