*Information reported by The US SUN has been used as a source for this report*
Authorities have reported Thursday, the discovery of four dismembered human male bodies in the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen, known to be a troubled establishment. The bodies of the four men were dumped near a housing development. The prosecutor's office in the state of Quintana Roo have said, the male bodies did not show signs of bullet wounds, it's unclear how the men died. However, the fact that the bodies were dumped together in the shrubs beside an access road suggested a gangland-style killing, Authorities reported.
Playa del Carmen has experienced several instances of deadly violence within the past months, most recently in January 2022. An investigation revealed two Canadian tourists were killed at a local resort. Allegedly, the deaths were subsequent to debts between international drug and weapons trafficking gangs. It's unclear if any arrested have been made in the case.
The Washington Post has reported, In November 2021, a shootout on the beach of Puerto Morelos, just north of Playa del Carmen, left two suspected drug dealers dead. Authorities said some 15 gunmen were from a gang that allegedly disputed control of drug sales there. It is not clear if any arrest have been made in the case.
In late October 2021, farther south in the popular, laid-back destination of Tulum, Authorities say, two tourists, one a California travel blogger born in India and the other German, were caught in the apparent crossfire of rival drug dealers and killed.
Also reported on Thursday 2022, prosecutors in the north-central state of Guanajuato, known as Mexico’s most violent state, said seven bodies had been found burned in the bed of a pickup truck. The truck was found on the side of the road near the city of Celaya, and another body was found nearby, The Washington Post has reported.