The drug wars have not affected Cancun tourists too much, though it became in the past few years fairly common to see fully geared, masked military to police the beaches – looks strange sometimes when a fully clothed, heavily armed “convoy” is combing through the beach. Something you would not see even 4-5 years ago, this sight has become more and more common in Yucatan peninsula. Certainly, outside of the tourist zones in Cancun, the drug wars are ranging on:
A few days earlier, a retired army general was abducted, tortured and shot 11 times, less than 24 hours after becoming Cancun’s top anti-drug official. He, his aide and a driver were all found dead in a truck by the side of a road. Cancun’s police chief was arrested a few days later in connection with the slayings.