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A shooting in the tourist center of Playa del Carmen sparks terror in the Mexican Caribbean


A shooting in the liveliest area of ​​Playa del Carmen (Quintana Roo) in the Mexican Caribbean has terrified dozens of tourists. Security cameras at a hotel on Fifth Avenue, one of the busiest areas for domestic and international tourists, caused panic among visitors passing through the area.

According to reports from the Solidaridad Metropolitan Police, the shots were fired between Calle 1 and Calle 14 on popular Fifth Avenue. The first report reported three people injured by gunfire who are currently stable and out of danger.

According to the report, the security authorities arrested seven Mexican people and confiscated three firearms and 31 bags of marijuana, according to the security minister of the municipality of Solidaridad, in which it is located.

The state of Quintana Roo is experiencing moments of extreme tension following multiple arrests of drug traffickers in recent days. Last Friday, July 22, the Quintana Roo prosecutor’s office reported the dissolution of an alleged criminal cell belonging to the Gulf cartel, which led to the arrest of 26 people in the Solidaridad municipality.

Among those arrested is the organization’s leader, known as “El Rizos,” who, according to Quintana Roo prosecutor Óscar Montes de Oca, is accused of drug trafficking, extortion and murder in the Solidaridad community.

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