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Watch: Cartel Gunmen in Cancún Ambush Mexican State Police

A team of cartel gunmen in the popular resort city of Cancún ambushed members of the Quintana Roo State Police. The officers traveled along a busy street in a private non-duty vehicle this past Tuesday night.  The brazen attack left one police officer in serious condition and wounded other officers and administrative staff who were also in the vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries. A civilian riding on a motorcycle nearby was also wounded by stray gunfire.

Mexican state police ambushed in Cancun by Cartel Gunmen. (Photo: Twitter/@Ejecutometro2)

Stray Cartel Gunfire Kills 11-Yr-Old Boy in Cancun, Says Family

Stray gunfire from cartel gunmen in the Mexican resort of Cancún struck and killed an 11-year old child. The stray round came from cartel gunmen who had opened fire on an adult male target. Officials transported the child to a local clinic where he died several hours later. 

Federal police in Cancun, Mexico.

Cancun Lleva 30 Ejecuciones en Enero Tras Repunte de Narco-Violencia

La violencia no se detiene en los negocios del popular centro turístico de Cancún donde el mes de Enero ha visto 30 ejecuciones relacionadas a la narco-violencia. En meses recientes el destino turístico de Cancun ha visto una escalada de violencia donde carteles rivales continúan peleando por control de la zona.

Police and soldiers take cover during an attack on the Quintana Roo state prosecutor's office in Cancun, Mexico, which left the gunman and two staff dead

60 Mexican Resort City Cops Fired Amid Escalating Corruption

At least 60 municipal police officers working in in Cancun have been fired since June as the city struggles to maintain security conditions in the popular Mexican tourist beach area. Some of the police officers had been extorting bribes from tourists and engaging in other criminal activities. The area also continues to see thriving cartel activity.

The Associated Press

Mexican Cops Capture Cancun Cartel Boss

Mexican authorities arrested a woman who controlled most of the organized crime activity in the tourist beach resort area of Cancun, Quintana Roo. The cartel-controlled region is one of the top destinations for American tourists, where more than a dozen of beach goers were shot at a dance festival.

Cancun Shooting