Cancun, Q.R. — A video from a business in Cancun details three men arriving to demand extortion money from a small hotel.
The video captured the extortion demand last week. It shows three men arriving to the small hotel lobby with two guarding the entrance and one approaching the manager. The hotel, which is located on José López Portillo Avenue, was one of 28 businesses asked for extortion money since January of this year.
In this particular case, the man approaching the hotel manager shows him a gun and demands money in the name of the Cartel of Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG).
According to information provided by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, 28 extortion reports have been made before the Attorney General’s Office since January.
Hernán Cordero Galindo, president of the civil association Ángel Ciudadano, said that they are aware of two businesses closing down over the past three months due to the demand of extortion payments.
One of them was a private language school, while the other, a store. He says that in these cases, the businesses were receiving threats about the collection of “floor rights” adding that it is a common issue businesses owners deal with.
The highest reported cases of extortion for businesses occurred between March and June of this year.