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They find 4 bodies in the hotel zone of the resort of Cancun in Mexico News

MEXICO CITY — Authorities at the Mexican resort of Cancun said Monday they found four bodies in the city’s hotel zone near the beach.

There was no immediate information on the nationalities or identities of the victims. The announcement of the deaths came less than a week after a American tourist shot in the leg in the nearby town of Puerto Morelos.

Prosecutors originally said three bodies were found Monday in a lot near one of Cancun’s beachside hotels along Kukulkan Boulevard. They then added that a fourth body was found in the brush on the same lot, bringing the number of victims to four.

Prosecutors in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo said two suspects had been detained in the slayings. They said the deaths were under investigation, but did not give a cause of death.

Last week in Puerto Morelos, an American tourist was approached by several suspects and shot in the leg. The motive remains under investigation. The injured man was taken to a hospital in Cancun for treatment and his injury was deemed not life-threatening.

The US State Department recently issued a travel advisory warning travelers to “use extra caution,” especially after dark, in Mexican Caribbean resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, which have been plagued by of drug gang violence in the past.

There have been a series of brazen acts of violence along the Caribbean coast, the jewel in the crown of Mexico’s tourism industry.

In 2022, two Canadians were murdered in Playa del Carmen, apparently over debts between international drug and arms trafficking gangs.

In 2021, further south in the sleepy destination of Tulum, two tourists, one an Indian-born California travel blogger and the other a German, were killed when they were apparently caught in the crossfire of a shootout between rival drug dealers. .



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