Published On: Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

Gunmen burst into Cancun hospital and execute drug trafficker

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According to The Washington Post, four gunmen burst into a hospital in the Mexican resort of Cancun and shot to death a drug gang suspect and his wife, officials in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo said Monday March 5.

The suspected drug trafficker was Alfonso Contreras Espinoza, alias “El Poncho,” according to a state official who was not authorized to be quoted by name.

Contreras Espinoza was arrested in July on weapons charges, but had been allowed out of a local prison under guard for treatment at a hospital for leg problems. He was believed to head the Cancun operations of the Gulf drug cartel.

The hyper-violent Jalisco cartel has been moving into the resort city over the last year, pushing out other gangs.

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Source: The Washington Post



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