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Narcomenudeo Cases Increase by 69.05% in Yucatán

- July 9, 2024

According to data from the Executive Secretary of the National Public Safety System, Yucatán has reported 213 cases of narcomenudeo between January and May of this year.

This represents a 69.05% increase compared to the same period last year, when there were 126 cases.

The monthly reports for this year show that in January there were 55 cases, February 56, March 40, April 45, and May 17.

This surge in narcomenudeo cases reflects a growing challenge for security and justice authorities in the state.

According to press releases, during the past two months, the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) has been investigating at least four drug-related crime cases committed in Mérida and other municipalities in the state.

One case, registered on May 14, involves V.R.C., who was taken to the Second Court of Control in the First District by Ciudad Caucel. According to Penal Case 186/2024, V.R.C. the suspect verbally and physically confronted police agents, even using a white weapon, during an incident on May 8. After his detention, bags of methamphetamine were found in his possession, leading the FGE to request his prosecution, although the accused requested a 144-hour extension to prepare his defense. The judge ordered preventive imprisonment as a precautionary measure.

Subsequently, on May 29, V.T.C.H. was linked to the process for narcomenudeo of cannabis and methamphetamine, according to Penal Case 101/2024. Prosecutors presented evidence showing his participation in illicit activities that took place on Mérida’s periferico in 2023. The judge granted a two-month extension for further investigation after declaring the detention legal.

On June 25, H.E.M.V. and M.R.S.M. were detained with cannabis and methamphetamine while driving around Mérida’s periferico. In court, they requested being linked to the process under Penal Case 236/2024.

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