6 killed around Mexico resort of Los Cabos
– Yahoo News
“SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Prosecutors said six bodies had been found dumped on Thursday and Friday around the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, which has been the scene of increasing violence in recent months.
Elsewhere in Mexico, prosecutors in the central state of Puebla said Friday that they had arrested 87 suspects linked to a kidnapping and fuel-theft gang.
The state prosecutors’ office said members of the gang were responsible for killing three state detectives who were investigating kidnappings by the gang, known as “The Bucanans.”
The agents’ slaying earlier this week led to a huge operation in which police detained suspected gang members and police officers and a mayor who allegedly collaborated with the gang. Authorities seized 16 rifles, hand grenades and 4,600 rounds of ammunition.
The gang, whose nickname apparently refers to a liquor brand, allegedly controlled most illegal activity in the area around the town of Atzizintla near Puebla’s border with Veracruz state.”
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Six bodies are found in two days near Mexico resort of Los Cabos as violence rises in the popular vacation spot
| Daily Mail UK
- Violence hits close to resort towns with six found dead on Thursday and Friday
- Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo increasingly violent in recent months
- One woman found dead with several doses of meth and marijuana
- Three men tortured, their bodies found wrapped in plastic
- A man and a woman found shot dead on the road to the airport
A total of six bodies have been found in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos between Thursday and Friday, in the area around the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, prosecutors said.
The resorts at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula have been the scene of increasing violence in recent months.
One woman’s body was found on a road leading to the airport, along with several doses of meth and marijuana, prosecutors said.
On Thursday the bodies of three men were found wrapped in plastic bags and a tarp in San Jose del Cabo. The bodies showed signs of torture.
On Friday, a man and a woman were found shot to death in the same general area near the airport.
The U.S. State Department warns travelers that the state of Baja California Sur, which includes Los Cabos, ‘continues to experience a high rate of homicides.’
‘Many of these homicides have occurred in [the state capital] La Paz, where there have been ongoing public acts of violence between rival criminal organizations.’
The Baja California peninsula is turf of the Sinaloa Cartel, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The cartel’s leader, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera was apprehended in January of 2016 after twice escaping from prison. Guzmán is currently in federal custody in the United States.”
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Authorities arrest suspect after shooting in Fonatur area in San Jose del Cabo
| La Tribuna de Los Cabos
“San José del CORPORAL – minutes after 1:00 pm police elements clashed against alleged gunmen in the area of Fonatur, achieving the arrest of one of them, without injured they are reported.
According to the information that is available at the time, elements of the Ministerial Police marked the end to a suspicious truck, where apparently traveling armed people, so this did not stop and a chase in the streets located was recorded behind a center trade in the area.
It transpired that the occupants of the suspect vehicle fired on the agents, so these repelled the attack.
Subsequently, the alleged gunmen stopped and ran in different directions so that officers fired to stop them.
One of the suspects ran into a hotel, where he was reached by a group of soldiers who subjected him.
It should be noted that within the accommodation center no gun detonations were carried out, which was thought at first by a video that circulated recorded from the same hotel where detonations were heard from the street.
Fortunately so far there are no reports of injuries.
At present a strong police and military operation in the area is recorded, even came close federal highway that continues to search for suspects.”
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