The Quintana Roo State Attorney General’s Office (FGEQRoo) confirmed this Thursday that they found three clandestine graves with human bones within a jungle area in the Alfredo V. Bonfil delegation, located in the municipality of Benito Juárez.

Users of social networks notified the authorities about the possible presence of skeletal remains in the area, so they responded to the call. So far they have been located remains that correspond to a person.

According to the information issued by the Quintana Roo Prosecutor’s Office, the participation of experts in Forensic Anthropology and of other specialties, to carry out the survey and initiate investigations to establish the identity and causes of death of the people.

In the place were also sheltered various clues that could be used in the identification of human remains, although they were not specified by the authorities.

Social media users alerted the authorities (Photo: Quintana Roo State Attorney General's Office)

This operation was achieved through the work of intelligence, field and cabinet agents, monitoring and through the use of technologies. Investigative police, experts from all specialties, prosecutors from the Public Ministry of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Crimes of Forced Disappearance of Persons and Disappearance Committed by Individuals, and personnel of the State Commission for Disappeared Persons participated in it.

It should be remembered that on July 14, this security agency made a first find in this same jungle area, located on the outskirts of the tourist city of Cancun.

“Derived from investigations of the prosecution of disappeared persons, yesterday the finding of skeletal remains that is presumed to belong to persons reported as missing in a context of violence,” the agency reported on social media.

Unofficial information shared by the local press detailed that could be the remains of up to six people, although the authorities have not yet confirmed it.

On July 14, a grave with the remains of six people was found (Photo: Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo)

On July 14, a grave with the remains of six people was found (Photo: Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo)

So far in 2021, 55 people have disappeared in Quintana Roo, of which only six have been found alive. In addition, according to National Registry for the Search of Disappeared and Unlocated Persons, the municipality of Benito Juárez is where there are more cases, with 23, which represents just under 50% of the total.

All these findings were made in a context where violence caused by drug trafficking began to take place in this paradisiacal state. Specifically, actions had been registered by the Sinaloa Cartel.

However, on June 29 it fell Oscar Melchor DC, el 18, alleged leader of this criminal organization, along with four more of his alleged accomplices, as he is linked to the murder of Ignacio Sánchez Cordero, a candidate for mayor of Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo.

Jairo “B”, Néstor “A”, Denis “B” and Román “O” are the other insured. All were caught in possession of doses of marijuana. In addition, they are investigated for murders against taxi drivers in the northern part of the state where they were detained.

Quintana Roo authorities achieved the arrest of the 18 in the municipality of Benito Juárez (Photo: FGE Quintana Roo)

Quintana Roo authorities achieved the arrest of the 18 in the municipality of Benito Juárez (Photo: FGE Quintana Roo)

The five probable members of the criminal cell were seized in the vicinity of the ejido Alfredo V. Bonfil Of the municipality of Benito Juarez. According to reports from the state prosecutor’s office, the 18 tried to escape by jumping out of a moving patrol, but was immediately recaptured.

“The now detained is one of the leaders of a criminal organization that has operated for years in the State of Quintana Roo and that it has been one of the main generators of violence due to the control of the sale of drugs in the entity,” highlighted the ministerial unit in a statement.

Sánchez Cordero, candidate of the coalition “Together we will make history”, was executed on February 24. According to reports, the applicant would have received up to six bullet wounds when he was in a place on the corner of Coaba with Joaquín García, in the Pescadores neighborhood, in the company of three people.

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