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Three former Cancun police officers sentenced to 230 years for kidnapping

Cancun, Q.R. — Three former Cancun police officers were among five people sentenced to 230 years in prison. The three former officers were sentenced June 19 by the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) for the kidnapping of four Colombians.

The kidnappings took place in Cancun in January of 2018. According to a statement from the FGR, “in January 2018, an investigation was initiated due to the complaint filed for the kidnapping of four people of Colombian origin in the municipality of Benito Juárez.

This 2018 social media post details the arrests of the three former Cancun officers

They said that “various individuals in municipal patrols took them from their home.” After an investigation by members of the Specialized Unit for the Investigation of Crimes Related to Kidnapping, arrest warrants were issued for all five in March of that same year. They were finally arrested in April of 2018.

Former Cancun municipal police officers Saydi “D”, Ulises “O” and Nabil “P” were each sentenced to 230 years in prison plus a fine for damages. Two others, Masayoshi “F” and Nathali “R”, both Colombians, were also sentenced to 230 years in prison plus damages.