Posted on September 23, 2019

Mexican Police Commander Kidnapped, Beheaded in Cancun

Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby, Breitbart, September 23, 2019

A group of cartel gunmen in Cancun kidnapped, tortured, and beheaded a top state law enforcement commander. The case apparently uncovered a wave of corruption where officials allegedly favor certain criminal organizations over others.

On Sunday, authorities discovered the decapitated body of Jose Antonio Archi Yama, the commander of the Quintana Roo State Police, Noticaribe reported. A group of gunmen from Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) allegedly kidnapped Archi Yama on Thursday, setting off a manhunt as authorities first tried to cover up the case but were eventually forced to confirm the kidnapping and murder.


{snip} Governor Joaquin Gonzalez {snip} said his predecessors did in fact collude with criminal organizations.

Cancun is seeing a sharp escalation in violence. Rival cartels continue to fight for control of human and drug trafficking routes, in addition to the local underground sex trade. In previous executions, cartels called out Alberto Capella for allegedly favoring certain organizations.