By: KMPH Staff
CANCUN, Mexico (KMPH) - There has been a disturbing surge of violence in one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations.
Officials in the resort town of Cancun report 14 murders in one 36-hour span.
The bloodbath was the result of six separate incidents that also left five additional people injured.
The violence is reported to be cartel-related but each execution occurred in close proximity to the popular tourist hotspots.
Nine people were killed Wednesday, April 4, 2018, alone.
Nearly 4 million Americans traveled to Cancun in 2017 according to the United States Department of Commerce.