Hey Mexico. I get it, we all get it. There’s no reason for anyone to be there anymore. The latest incident has at least a dozen taxi drivers and passengers killed in Acapulco. You know Acapulco, where the Love Boat went. This isn’t some random desert drug cartel shootout. Don’t hold your breath my south of the border neighbors. I will never see you there unless you have me tied up in the back of a white van.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A spate of attacks on taxis in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco has left 12 taxi drivers or passengers dead, police said Sunday, just hours before the Mexican Open tennis tournament is scheduled to start.
Acapulco has been the scene of bloody drug cartel turf wars, and taxi drivers have often been targeted for extortion or recruited by the gangs to act as lookouts or transport drugs.
The organizers of the largest tennis tournament in Latin America said in a statement Sunday that the Mexican government has assured them that appropriate security measures have been taken for the event that starts Monday.
Police in Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located, said that four suspects had been detained in relation with some of the attacks. The suspects had guns, a grenade and a machete that police say may have been used to decapitate some of the victims.