Shooting at a beach in Cancun kills at least four

Members of the Mexican Navy and National Guard patrol the tourist beach area of Cancun. (Photo: AFP)

According to authorities, Monday saw the deaths of four persons on a beach in the Mexican Caribbean resort of Cancun.

Jose de la Pena, a security official in Cancun, Quintana Roo state, stated that two individuals were apprehended who "apparently are related to drug-dealing activities."

There was no instant information regarding the victims' nationalities or identities.

Initially, prosecutors stated that three bodies were discovered in a parking lot at one of Cancun's beachfront hotels along Kukulkan Boulevard.

They reported that a fourth body was later discovered in the surrounding brush.

Less than a week before the revelation of the fatalities, an American tourist was shot in the leg in the nearby town of Puerto Morelos.

The event occurred in the city's hotel district during the Easter break, when tourists flocked to Mexico's Riviera Maya.

With the government's military deployment in the war on drugs in 2006, over 300,000 people have been murdered in Mexico.

While Quintana Roo is generally safer than the rest of the country, there has been an upsurge in gang-related violence in recent years, leading security authorities to expand patrols.

In October 2021, two German and Indian visitors were slain in a restaurant in the resort of Tulum by gunfire between alleged gang members.

Two suspected drug dealers were gunned down on a beach near Cancun the following month, causing tourists to run in terror.

Publish : 2023-04-04 11:46:00

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