Note: This was a difficult translation, but I chose to go with a regional Cancun paper as it had more detail and the facts were different than outside Quintana Roo. Inside the state they attributed it to Zetas, outside the state there was little coverage but those that ran the story did not attribute the killings to Zetas. Havana is posting a follow up post in a couple hours….Paz, Chivis
Massacre in hands of organized crime, where seven people, most of them taxi drivers, which are linked to organized crime of “The Zetas”,were victims of a multiple execution, six of them died in the crime scene and one more after receiving medical attention. Two other people that were injured were hospitalized due to the wounds.
It was two hit men that descended from two vehicles, armed with a pistol and a long gun, with which was fired repeatedly against the now deceased.
One of the vehicles stopped in Avenue 20 de Noviembre and the other one on 88 Street, in front of lot 27. There is access and exit in both sides of the restaurant.
The bloody attack, unique in its type, occurred the evening of Thursday on the bar “La Sirenita”, where the sub secretary of conflict “B”of the union of Taxi drivers “Andres Quintana Roo”, Francisco de Asis Achach Castro (aka) “La Barbie”, relative of the former mayor Magaly Achach de Ayuso, as well as other six people were killed by an armed commando. In the crime scene, six people lost their lives.
Sub secretary of conflicts of the union of taxi drivers had received a death threat by a rival criminal group since last Monday. The message was clear and it was understood that his life was in danger.
It was five o’clock pm, when the bar “La Sirenita” located in the Region 233 above the Avenue 20 de Noviembre and Street 88 (forming a range) was bloody tainted. Miguel Alejandro Diaz Espadas (aka) “El Flamas, taxi driver, Manuel Carrascosa Ferrer, tinsmith, Carlos Aguilar aka “Kisifur”, whose brother Jesus Aguilar, was killed two years ago near the town of Leona Vicario, Jose Luis Gonzalez Moo, Jose Alfredo Rodriguez, Juan Briceno Villagomez and other three people, were hanging out in a table of the bar with the sub secretary of Conflicts.
The first reports, regarding the case, sustain that the armed commando that used arms of thick caliber like AK-47 “goat horn” and a 9 millimeter pistol, was well aimed at the time of killing them.
At the closure of this edition, it was confirmed the death of Francisco de Asis Achach Castro, nephew of the former municipal mayor Magaly Achach de Ayuso, Manuel Carrascosa Ferrer, Juan Briceno Villagomez and Jose Luis Gonzalez Moo, who died in the hospital, a little later after the attack.
Among the injured people is Carlos Aguilar Aguilar, who was taken injured out of the bar “La Sirenita”.
It was a clean operation from the organized crime. The hit men came down of only two compact vehicles, a golden Chevy Monza and a gray Jetta Volkswagen; they perpetrated the murder and left without leaving a trace.
Besides, the hit men did not commit any type of mistake, since everything indicates that they were called to the place to commit the murders.
At all times, according to eye witnesses, the hit men located the table where Francisco de Asis Achach Castro and his taxi driver companions were, to commit the massacre.
In fact, one of the lines of investigation leads to a reckoning against the sub secretary of the union of taxi drivers Andres Quintana Roo and the companions that surrounded him, which has a lot of weight due to an existing conflict between the criminal cells that work in the city and control and freely operate the taxi drivers guild.
The diary POR ESTO! have published in last edition that the union is coped and infested by the criminal group “Los Zetas”.
According to the report of the police of Cancun, around five o’clock an armed commando on board two vehicles; one a Chevy Monza color gold and another a Volkswagen Jetta, color gray, parked outside the bar “La Sirenita”, located in Region 233, lot 29, above the Avenue 20 de Noviembre, about 600 meters from the Avenue Rancho Viejo.
There, two individuals, one of them with an AK 47 rifle, best known as “Goat Horn”, and also a a man with a short gun, which descended from the vehicles with the weapons in their hands to accomplish the killing.
Both murderers immediately directed to the place and occupied their positions since one of them entered through the main entrance, where he located the table of the sub secretary of conflicts and began shooting.
According to versions of the eye witnesses, it was about 5 or nine minutes the time that the shooting lasted inside the bar, in which no worker was injured.
In the meantime, the other hit man that held the pistol, entered through the second entrance where Carlos Aguilar Aguilar was.
All of them were drinking outside of the palapa, which is the bar, since they were a few meters apart from it, gathered on the tables and chairs.
But a bit later, the taxi drivers decided to go in and Carlos Aguilar Aguilar was left alone.(continues next page)
Immediately, the cunning and bloody execution was taking place, when the hit men entered, one of them went directly to the palapa of the bar where he shot and executed six of the victims.
While the other one with the pistol, directed to Carlos Aguilar Aguilar and subdued him , he was ordered to drop to the ground.
But since he heard the burst of the gun fire, he reacted and wanted to get up, it was then he was shot but only on his legs.
Once the event was consummated, the hit men- allegedly native of north of the country according to the first investigations on the case- headed to the compact automobiles and flee towards the Avenue Rancho Viejo, managing to escape.
Time after, the PJE arrived to the bar “La Sirenita” and found six people killed, three of them identified as Francisco de Asis Achach Castro, Manuel Carrascosa Ferrer and the Architect Juan Briceno Villagomez, which were found scattered in several places of the building, on the floor and the tables. The other bodies were not identified.
The bodies presented wounds by fire gun on the abdomen, thorax and back, which reveals that some of them tried to escape.
The body of Manuel Carrascosa Ferrer, 46 years old, had green shirt, jeans, black sandals, was found in the entrance of the conflicted bar with shots on the chest.
The body of Francisco de Asis Achach had a white shirt, beige dress pants, black shoes, presented gun wounds in most of his body.
At the same time, the authorities found injured four people who said their names were Jose Alfredo Rodriguez, Miguel Diaz Espadas (aka) “El Flamas”, which is a taxi driver, Jose Luis Gonzalez Moo, who died in the hospital and also Carlos Aguilar Aguilar.
Immediately, the four individuals were helped by paramedics of the Mexican Red Cross, who transported Miguel Diaz Espadas, “El Flamas” and Carlos Aguilar Aguilar to the private hospital Galenia. They also transported Jose Alfredo Rodriguez and Jose Luis Gonzalez Moo, who died because of the serious injuries, to clinic IMSS of Coba Avenue, where their health state was reported as very serious.
It should be mentioned that the owner of the bar “La Sirenita”, identified as Sebastian Dzul Herrera, remained calm at all times, however, the judicial authorities requested him to define responsibility, since according to his file, he also has an extended criminal past.
Dzul Herrera has a criminal record since he have had several denounces and even incarcerations by fraud accusations, among others.
The presence of the Army, Navy, Federal Police, PGR, Judicial State Police, State and Municipal police was in force since the elements of the corporations of the three levels of government maintain the control of the zone.
At night, the coordination of the elements gave rise to several operations which intensified the search of clues to find the people responsible.
Until this moment, the authorities in charge of the investigation have not signaled which group of organized crime is responsible of the bloody attack.
A total of seven vehicles were left in the parking lot of the restaurant, apparently belonging to the now deceased and injured, among them the taxi cabs with the numbers 4963 and 0620, as well as five particular cars, such as a white Astra with license plates UUG-7543; a black Jetta, white Spirit, a Voyager truck, color gray and a dark blue Platina.
“The dickheads are here”
An employee of the restaurant “La Sirenita” and who was witness of multiple executions revealed that the taxi drivers Francisco de Asis Achach Castro (aka) La Barbie and Miguel Alejandro Diaz Espadas “El Flamas”,were frequent eaters of that business, even when it was named “El Mero Mero”.
Related to the events, she said that all of them were calmly hanging out when suddenly a guy with a long weapon in his hands yelled “the dickheads are here” and started shooting against all the people that sitting in that main area of the restaurant, same people that were consuming outside some time before.
At the same time, outside, in the parking area, several detonations were heard against those who remained seated on the tables that were under a tree and in a few seconds, everyone was screaming on one side and dripping of blood on the other.
She described that the Municipal Police took several minutes to arrive and during the mobilization and confusion, she got out of the place because she was afraid that the hit men would return to kill the others.
Neighbors of the zone signaled that they lived moments of terror after hearing the raining of gun fire coming from that restaurant, which they described that during the evening, it operates as a brothel.
In the same way, neighbors said that the shooting was heard all the way to Ramon Bravo Prieto Elementary, where the teachers were obliged to delay the exit of the students for several minutes because of the fear it caused the sounds of the guns of thick caliber.
It transcended that the owner of the restaurant, Mr. Sebastian Dzul Herrera, has always been linked to the taxi drivers, according to people that know him, the cab driver that was executed on June 11, 2209 in the middle of the sport unit “Toro Valenzuela” and whose name was Roman Gamboa Arroyo, was his son in law.
It should be mentioned that after finishing with the investigations of the events, the director of the Judicial Police of the State, Arturo Olivares Mendiola said that in coordination with the police corporations of the three levels of government, immediately initiated an operation throughout the city of Cancun and even Playa del Carmen.
Identification of the executed
1. Manuel Antonio Carrasco and/or Carrascosa Ferrer, 48 years old, tinsmith. He was found in a supine position
2. Juan Briceno Villagomez, 51 years old, architect and employee of Infovir.
3. Nazarion Sanchez Flores, 33 years old
4. Still unidentified and was found in sitting position; Wears black jeans, black belt and shirt of the taxi drivers Union
5. Olegario Manuel Contreras Gamas, 32 years old, in supine position. White shirt with gray stripes, jeans
6. Francisco de Asis Achach Castro, 47 years old. Secretary “B” of conflicts of the unión“Andres Quintana Roo”
1. Juan Carlos Aguilar Aguilar aka “El Kisifur”, 23 years old; wound in right leg, entering and exit. Stable
2. Miguel Alejandro Diaz Espada, 41 years old. Wound in the back, entering and exit. Stable
3. Jose Luis Gonzalez Moo, 35 years old approximately, dies in the clinic IMSS (five wounds in chest, three in the back)
4. Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Hoy, 37 years old approximately; wound in left thorax, with just entering hole.
Source: Por Esto Cancun