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Gunmen with a Mission to Kill Arrived on Jet Skis at Popular Cancun Tourist Beach

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Cancun is not really known as a place where beachgoers have to worry about getting shot. Cancun is recognized throughout the world for its spectacular white sand beaches and its fascinating sea in turquoise blue tones. With unique natural places, Mayan culture, water activities and adventure. International cuisine, spectacular golf courses, sophisticated spa facilities, exclusive shopping centers, typical handicraft markets as well as shows, bars and nightclubs that give fame to its incomparable nightlife.

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Cancun is one of the most popular beach resort cities in Mexico. Visitors from around the world are arriving at this international airport every day.

Cancun is known as a party city with luxury resort hotels. In May this year, Cancun held the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) annual assembly bringing the leaders of world tourism together for the first time after the pandemic started.

This was in December 2017: Tourism Cancun: Gang violence, murder, carjacking, poisoned food, sexual assault, and armed police

This was last month in November: Two people were killed in the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun resort shooting

Two days ago Gunmen arrive by jet ski at popular Cancún beach, fire their weapons, and disappeared without killing or hurting anyone.

The armed men attacked Playa Langosta in Cancun in the resort city’s hotel zone on three jet skis before opening fire. Some 20 shots were fired, according to witness accounts.

The gunmen escaped by water but their jet skis were later found and seized by authorities. According to a report by the news website Expansión Política, the aggressors were targeting two people on the beach, and the issue was not terror-related. Foreign tourists were most likely not the target of this attack.

Local social media reports indicate this was a drug-related dispute among dealers.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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