Published On: Sat, Nov 4th, 2017

Authorities say they found contraband in seized Cancun security boxes

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They ask for “patience” from innocent box owners affected by the massive seizure, assuring belongings will be returned….

CANCUN — The head of the Deputy Attorney General for Organized Crime Investigation says that after searching security boxes at First National in Cancun, they have found what they were looking for.

Israel Lira Salas, head of Organized Crime Investigation (Subprocuraduría Especializada en Investigación de Delincuencia Organizada or SEIDO), reports that as anticipated, they have located objects belonging to organized crime members at the security box company.

Although Lira Salas did not detail what those findings were, he did say that all 1,500 boxes were searched because they were certain what they were looking for was not in the name of the person in question.


“We knew that the boxes would not be in his name, but we have found what we were looking for. The investigations and the searches allowed us to confirm that yes, we had sufficient indications that we were on the right track,” he explained.

Lira Salas also said that for owners who fear their belongings will not be returned, to be patient due to their investigations and that goods inspected by the Federal Police and Navy that were found to be irrelevant to their investigations, will be returned to respective owners intact.

He reiterated that there was no damage to the facility or the boxes and that everything was carried out by the order of a judge.

“We are not doing research without rhyme or reason, nor are we trying to see whose belongings we can take. We are looking for objects that are related to crime and we know those objects are there. We need patience and understanding of the people, so we can persecute the criminals,” he explained.




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