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Cartel violence finding its way to Mexico’s five-star resorts due to drug buying tourists



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Cartel crime has been increasing in tourist areas of Cancun and Tulum. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the vacation hotspots have seen a “massive uptick” in cartel violence because they have become key revenue sources for the cartels to sell drugs.


The homicide rate has nearly quadrupled since 2016 due to drugs. “Our basic problem is drug demand by tourists” said Quintana Roo Attorney General Oscar Montes de Oca.

David Ortiz Mena, the head of the Tulum Hotel Association, said “We have to be careful what kind of tourism we ask for” reports the WSJ. “The kind of tourism we fostered creates drug demand, and where there is demand there will be supply. But the drug dealers don’t leave when the party’s over and the tourists go home.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation compiled a list of recent incidents demonstrating the new norm of violence:

In March, tourists in Cancun’s hotel zone found human remains that police said could be casualties of cartel crime. That same month, a British citizen, who lived in the area and was warned of being a target, was shot and killed by two men on a motorcycle while driving with his teenage daughter in the passenger seat, The Daily Beast reported

…The manager of a bar on the beach in Quintana Roo was shot and killed in January, The Washington Post reported. Days before the incident, two Canadians were killed at a resort a few miles away as a result of an argument between guests.

Suspected rival cartel members engaged in a shootout near Cancun in November, sending beachgoers running to nearby resorts for safety, the Associated Press reported. Two drug dealers were killed in the incident, according to the WSJ.

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  1. Yoda Wingender

    April 5, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    If the Mexican government had a brain (they don’t, never did, and never will), they simply pass a law saying that it is legal for any citizen to kill drug cartel members, drug dealers, or MS13 gang members. That would have a dramatic effect on crime and clean up the cesspool that we call Mexico.

  2. Stephane

    April 5, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Anyone using drugs is STUPID!

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Kilo of fentanyl found on children’s mats at Bronx daycare, 4 children overdosed, 1 year old boy dies



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Two Bronx daycare employees have been charged by federal prosecutors after fentanyl was found on top of children’s mats. The drug findings were connected to the poisoning of at least four children, all younger than 3 years-old. Tragically, one of the children, a one year old boy, died.

The two adults were charged with narcotics possession with intent to distribute resulting in death and conspiracy to distribute narcotics resulting in death.”This case reflects every parent’s worst nightmare,” New York Police Department Commissioner Edward Caban said in a statement. “These alleged drug traffickers brazenly went about their illicit business in one of the most ill-conceived locations imaginable, but they will be held accountable.”

The Center Square reports:

Prosecutors alleged that over the summer, Mendez and Acevedo Brito and others conspired to distribute fentanyl, including at a children’s daycare center in the Bronx. The complaint alleges the two “maintained large quantities of fentanyl, including a kilogram of fentanyl stored on top of children’s playmats.”

On Sept. 15, four children, all younger than 3 years old, appear to have experienced the effects of poisoning from exposure to fentanyl.

Before Mendez called 911 to summon medical assistance for the children, she called another person, referred to as an unnamed co-conspirator in the complaint. That person came to the daycare, stayed for about two minutes and then left out a back alleyway carrying two shopping bags. This happened while the children were unresponsive.

“Tragedy doesn’t begin to describe the events that took place at Divino Niño Daycare,” said Special Agent in Charge Frank Tarentino III of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Field Division. “This death and drug poisonings are every parent’s worst nightmare and clearly define the danger fentanyl poses to every New Yorker.”

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