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Report: 14 murders in 36-hour span in Cancun


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.

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