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Two men arrested in Cancun with arsenal of firearms

Cancun, Q.R. — Two people have been taken into custody after being found with an arsenal of firearms in downtown Cancun.

The State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) announced the arrest of two people who they found to be in possession of numerous firearms on Tulum Avenue in central Cancun.

According to a statement from the agency, agents from the Ministerial Investigation Police and the Military Garrison of Cancun received a report of armed people aboard a Jeep-type vehicle in SM 2 of central Cancun at 8:00 a.m. Monday.

After locating the vehicle, police found two men inside the vehicle who claimed to be workers of a private security company. Identifying themselves as 33-year-old Hugo N and 39-year-old Ángel N, the pair were unable to produce the proper documents from the General Directorate of the Federal Register of Firearms and security identification to prove their claim.

Police proceeded to search the vehicle where they discovered 14 firearms along with the corresponding cartridges and 23 loaders. Police report finding 11 short firearms and three long weapons.

The weapons, along with the two men, were transferred to the offices of the State Attorney General’s Office in Cancun where they were put before the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Last week, a man was arrested in Cancun after police located a sub-machine gun in his vehicle. He too, claimed the gun was owned by a private security company that he worked for.