Q. Roo weekly crime report
Preliminarily, the deputy attorney general in the north zone, Arturo Alvarez reported that the human remains had at least a month on the site, and because of the time it cannot be established if it was an “ajuste de cuentas” by organized crime, but he declared that duck tape and a cell phone were found at the crime scene.
CANCUN, MX. The deputy attorney general in the north zone, Carlos Arturo Alvarez, acknowledged that Quintana Roo businessmen specifically in Cancun are exposed to criminal events as it happened in the restaurant El Timon de Cancun, which was burnt down allegedly as part of a vendetta for not paying dues to the Gulf Cartel.
Carlos Arturo Alvarez explained that such incidents happen because the business owners have no other choice against the organized crime, especially for the amount of money they ask.
The authorities are waiting for the video surveillance footage from a private security camera installed in the area of the attack, which may help to identify the perpetrators of the fire, that according to witnesses, there were three men who fled the scene in a taxi cab from Cancun.
The fire in the seafood restaurant was a clear message sent by organized crime operating in the city, and to the majority of the resorts and business sector, said the deputy attorney.
Just last week, employees of the restaurant had denounced an extortion attempt by members of the Gulf Cartel, the perpetrators of the extortion were arrested by the authorities of the Attorney General Office. The arrests generated an immediate reaction by the criminal group,
it is not the first time that a crime occured in this restaurant. In December 12, 2010, Hector Hernandez Leon and Ramon Javier Reyes were executed inside the restaurant.
CANCUN, MX. – A taxi driver was allegedly executed the early hours of Monday inside his taxi cab while waiting for his cousin, who was taking over the next shift.
The victim was identified as Froilan Balam Peralta, between 25 and 30 years old. The body presented four bullet wounds, the Attorney General suspect an Ajuste de Cuentas from organized crime.
CANCUN, MX. – After being the victim of a robbery at the hands of two men, a man who remains as unknown, died from his wounds in the first minutes of last Sunday in Cancun.
Local residents told the State Judicial Police (PJE) they heard desperate cries from the man to his attackers telling them “let me go, let me go, you took everything already”. The authorities are investigating the crime.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MX. – in a operative by the PJE to arrest a group of criminals from “Los Zetas” , who were committing extortion against a local businessman for the amount of $50,000 pesos, triggered a pursuit and shootout along 10 blocks in the neighborhood Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta.
During the crossfire, a two year old girl was wounded as well as one of the criminals. One house and one car were damaged before the police arrested the five extortionists.
The police confiscated two guns, drugs, $17,000 pesos in cash, a Cherokee truck and a motorcycle.
CANCUN, MX. – During an extortion of $15,000 pesos involving a bar owner in the Supermanzana 22, two suspects were arrested, identified as Felipe de Jesús Jiménez Sánchez and Raymond Michel Cuevas Sánchez . The last one is a member of the taxi union Andrés Quintana Roo, who was driving the taxi unit number 3877.
Both claimed to be members of the Gulf Cartel, responsible for collecting extortion, under the command of “Montana” who managed to escape.