- Quintana Roo’s State Government officials captured and prosecuted two Canadian citizens for the homicide of two Canadian citizens in a lodging center in the Riviera Maya January 21st.
- Local, state, and federal authorities are working together to clarify this case and punish those involved in accordance with the law.
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.- Quintana Roo’s State Government has reported that arrest warrants have been released against two Canadian citizens for homicide and attempted homicide for the events occurred January 21st, in a tourist complex located in the municipality of Solidaridad, along the Riviera Maya.
As a result of preliminary investigations, the two Canadian citizens captured were hired, traveled to Quintana Roo and followed the victim both inside and outside the hotel since they had provisional access under a Day Pass modality. A couple of attempts were frustrated upon realizing the number of guards and security cameras at the hotel and on the streets in Playa del Carmen.
After the attack, through the hotel videos, the C5 and the State Attorney General’s Office technology, on the night of January 22nd, one of the perpetrators was found and presented to the Public Prosecutor’s Office along with the vehicle used.
According to data provided by the investigation, the attack was a result of debts generated by international illegal activities in which the victims were involved.
Collaboration and coordination with Canada’s diplomatic authorities has been continuous. A detailed report will be sent to the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico for the crime to be investigated as a case of organized crime.
According to the recommendations issued by the US Consulate in Merida regarding the tourist safety in Quintana Roo, the State remains in Level 2: exercise increased caution when traveling to the entity. There are no restrictions on travel for tourist areas. It is important to note that Quintana Roo’s advisory level is above many other relevant destinations around the globe, including France and Spain.
The state government strongly rejects the violent acts that occurred and is committed to protecting the safety and integrity of the population and visitors.