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Mexican authorities discover more cartel bombs on another tourist ferry in Cozumel

March 6, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican authorities discover more cartel bombs on another tourist ferry in Cozumel

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The recent finding of two bombs that were discovered bound to another tourist ferryboat on the island of Cozumel has caused additional concerns of narco-terrorism in Mexico.

The discoveries occurred the heels of an explosion that was caused by a bomb that ripped through a tourist ferry last week in Playa del Carmen. A drug cartel took responsibility for the initial act of narco-terrorism.

According to El Pais, the passenger ferry that exploded was from the popular tourism company, Barcos Caribe, which has been operating a Playa del Carmen-Cozumel route since 2015.

On March 1st, the U.S. Embassy sent out a security alert that confirmed that an explosive device caused the blast that struck the Barcos Caribe Ferry.

It urged American citizens to exercise caution and said Mexican and U.S. authorities were continuing to look into the blast.

The Barcos Caribe Ferry explosion left 25 wounded, seven of whom were Americans—no injuries were life-threatening.

The Cártel de “El Pumba” y “Tata,” a criminal gang believed to be tied to the Sinaloa Cartel, had taken responsibility on a narco-banner which was hung up on a church property. The narco-banner also threatened the current mayor of Playa del Carmen.

According to local press reports, the two explosives located on the ferry on the island of Cozumel were found by company employees who were conducting maintenance on the “Caribe II” which is also owned by Barcos Caribes.

After the bombs were found, elements of the Secretariat of the Navy arrived and seized the devices for proper testing and disposal.

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