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Two more Cancun officers arrested in kidnapping case

Cancun, Q.R. — Two more Cancun police officers have been arrested in a case involving the disappearance of four Colombians last year.

On Wednesday, officers from the Criminal Investigation Agency arrested two more members of the Municipal Department of Public Safety and Traffic related to the kidnapping of four Colombians in December of 2017.

These two latest arrests make a total of five Cancun officers from the same division in what has been an ongoing investigation.

In April, authorities from the Criminal Investigation Agency arrested five alleged kidnappers, three of whom were current Cancun police officers.

The five arrested were found linked to the same kidnapping crime. According to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office, the three Cancun police officers were arrested as they arrived for work. The other two people taken into custody were two Colombian nationals from Mexico City.

The arrests are in relation to the kidnapping of four Colombians in December of last year. The body of only one of the four has ever been found. One of the kidnapped Colombians was found decapitated. The other three remain missing.

The Colombian government has heavily criticized Mexico for not detaining those responsible.