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Mexico captures female drug gang leader blamed for bloodshed in Cancun

Mexican authorities say they have caught a female drug gang leader who was allegedly responsible for much of the violence in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun.

The government said in a statement late Wednesday that federal police and marines caught Leticia Rodriguez, aka ‘Doña Lety, in the central state of Puebla.

The Yucatan Times reports Rodríguez, 48, served as a federal police officer until she allegedly entered the ranks of organized crime.

Rodriguez allegedly linked up with the Sinaloa cartel. The Yucatan Times reports authorities believe Rodriguez created a crime network that included corrupted police officers and public officials.

Mexico’s most popular beach destination has been hit by violence in recent months.

In January, gunmen attacked the state prosecutors’ office in Cancun, killing four people.

The Jalisco New Generation cartel has also been reported to be active in Cancun.

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