Mexican police have arrested six members of a drug gang in Cancun responsible for eight killings and a wide range of criminal activities, including extortion and operating a fake tour agency for drug sales.

The suspects, involved in the brutal murders of five individuals with a machete and the dumping of three others in a shallow grave, were part of an organized crime network that included a fake tour agency covering for drug sales and a complex operation for drug deals. The gang utilized motorcycle taxis and minors as lookouts and managed drug transactions over phone and social media. This crackdown follows an increase in drug-related violence in Cancun, affecting tourists and prompting a U.S. State Department travel alert for heightened situational awareness in Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts.