Six Suspected Mexican Cartel Hitmen Apprehended in Corozal
Tonight, six Mexican nationals, believed to be connected to the Mexican cartel, are in police custody after they were nabbed in Corozal. Over the weekend, police in the border town say they noticed a group of men acting suspiciously near a checkpoint. The men were detained, and police later learned that the men are suspected “Sicarios” or hit men, believed to be working with a cartel group from nearby Quintano Roo, Mexico. Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, explained how the men appeared on the police radar.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “The police were on operations within the northern districts particularly Corozal when their attention was drawn to a group of Mexican persons. Those persons were detained by the police and taken to the Corozal Police Station where they were interviewed and later transported from Corozal to another police station in the country I’m not going to disclose which station they currently are at because you would know again that may pose some threat to the police officers working within that particular station. But again for their personal safety and the safety of the police officers we moved them to an undisclosed location at this time where they’re currently being interviewed. We have seen a number of information coming out of the Mexican press involving these individuals and I can assure you that we are working tirelessly to try to confirm or deny these information but again we remain vigilant along our northern border as we continue to have incursions with Mexicans and likewise the influences that the Mexican cartels may have on our locals within the northern districts.”
The Commissioner further explained that contrary to reports, it has not been confirmed whether the men were in the country to carry out a paid killing.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Well what they are saying right now is they are involved in some road consultancy with the I think the project that is being run by UNDP along with National Traffic. They allege that they own a construction company and are engaged in road consultancy. Those information we are yet to confirm. I don’t want to go ahead of myself to say things that we will not be able to substantiate later on so I will just end it by saying that the information coming out of the press in Chetumal is something we’re looking at to ascertain if in fact they came for a particular individual and if either of them were recently involved in a shooting in Mexico and finally to see if they are members of the Coborca cartel that operates within the Quintana Roo.”
The men reportedly entered the country with the use of false Mexican passports.