Foreign tourists found possible human remains buried in the sand of Gaviota Azul beach, in Cancun, and alerted the security authorities of Quintana Roo. Forensic technicians removed skeletal remains from the area, reported Reuters. According to preliminary reports, the finding corresponds to a spinal column, a femur and also part of a pelvis.
The discovery occurred at kilometer 8.5 of Kukulcan Boulevard, in front of the Hyatt Ziva Hotel, in the hotel zone of the municipality of Benito Juarez, where in November of last year there was a shootout between two criminal groups that left two people dead. The area on Gaviotas beach was cordoned off by experts from the State Attorney General's Office (FGE), members of the Navy, and the Quintana Roo Tourist Police.
This incident is in addition to the recent ones that have occurred in different parts of the state; the most recent occurred last weekend when English businessman Chris Cleave was shot and killed on Xcalacoco Avenue.
To combat organized crime, international institutions such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Canadian Mounted Police work together with Mexican authorities in information exchange and intelligence improvement schemes in response to the significant number of visitors from these countries (the United States and Canada) to the Mexican Caribbean.