2 Canadians killed in Mexico




The Associated Press



Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2022 1:59 PM EDT





Last updated Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — The state’s attorney’s office says two Canadians were found dead of stab wounds in the Mexican resort town on the Caribbean coast of Beach by Carmen.

Prosecutors in the state of Quintana Roo, which is also home to resorts like Cancun and Tulum, said the man and woman were found dead Monday at a hotel or condominium in the beleaguered resort, and that a third person was reportedly injured.

The department says in a statement that there is no immediate information on their names or hometowns and that “Global Affairs Canada is aware of the deaths of two Canadian citizens in Mexico.”

Beach del Carmen has been hit by several cases of violence involving foreigners, most recently in January, when two Canadians were killed at a local beach resort, apparently over debts between international drug and arms trafficking gangs.

In March, the police of Beach del Carmen found the bodies of four men dumped near a housing estate.

The fact that the bodies were left together in the shrubbery next to an access road suggested a gangland type murder.

There have been a series of brazen acts of violence elsewhere along Mexico’s Riviera Maya coast, the crown jewel of the country’s tourism industry.

In November, a shooting on the beach in Puerto Morelos, just north of Beach del Carmen, left two suspected drug dealers dead.

Authorities said about 15 gunmen belonged to a gang that was apparently vying for control of drug sales there.

In late October, further south in the laid-back destination of Tulum, two tourists – one an Indian-born Californian travel blogger and the other German – were caught in the apparent crossfire of rival drug dealers and killed.

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