After the death of a German and Indian tourist in the holiday resort of Tulum, the Mexican government wants to send more soldiers to the region.
The two women were killed in an exchange of fire between warring drug gangs in the “La Malquerida” bar, and three other people were injured.
"The presence of the National Guard on the entire Riviera Maya is to be increased," said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday (local time).
He did not give a number of how many soldiers were assigned.
"What happened in Tulum is very unfortunate," said López Obrador.
The alleged perpetrators have already been identified.
"I hope they will be arrested soon." The bloody act will not go unpunished.
Arrest after shooting
An injured perpetrator was found and arrested in a hospital after the shooting.
He is accused of manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and assault, as the Attorney General of the state of Quintana Roo announced on Monday.
Tulum, south of Cancun, is a popular vacation destination on the Caribbean coast.
Beautiful beaches, archaeological sites and parties attract tourists from all over the world.
However, drug trafficking-related violence does occur again and again.
In addition, various cartels are involved in protection racket in the region.
The Foreign Office warned Mexico vacationers in the Tulum and Playa del Carmen area to be careful.
Travelers are strongly advised not to leave their secure hotel complexes, it said in the current travel and safety information for Mexico.
"El Chapo" wants to challenge his judgment
Former Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, who was imprisoned in the US, is taking action against his sentence.
The reason is alleged misconduct by the jury during its trial.
A lawyer argued in a court in New York on Monday that judges had read media reports about Guzmán during the trial, contrary to the judges' instructions and their own statements, the New York Daily News reported.
These reports were about allegations against "El Chapo" of sexual abuse, which were not the subject of the trial and which may have influenced the jurors.
"El Chapo", leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel in Mexico for 25 years, is sitting in a maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado.
A jury found Guzmán, now 64 years old, guilty of all ten charges in one of the largest drug trials in American history - including involvement in a criminal organization, the manufacture and international distribution of cocaine and heroin, as well as money laundering and the use of firearms.
A New York court sentenced him to life imprisonment plus 30 years in July 2019.Keywords: