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Mexican drug queen linked to Cancun cartel crime

Cancun, Quintana Roo — A federal judge has reported cartel crime links between Mexican drug queen Doña Lety and her collaborators in three municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo.

A federal judge has found links connecting Leticia Rodríguez Lara, who is also known as Doña Lety, and three of her collaborators for various drug crimes in the tourist resort cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

The district judge, who is from the Accusatory Criminal System of the Federal Criminal Justice Center in the state of Mexico, has also found her son José Rafael Socci Rodríguez as well as Fernando Arellano Carbajal and Rafael Quiroz Alfaro connected to various drug crimes.

He reports that both Arellano Carbajal and Quiroz Alfaro were linked with the aggravating circumstance of having been public servants for Doña Lety, who the judge says is likely responsible for the management and supervision of the crimes.

Doña Lety is identified as alleged leader of a criminal group that has been operating since 2005 in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Alfredo V. Bonfil, Quintana Roo. She is linked to the Sinaloa Cartel and together with her son, José Rafael Socci Rodríguez, they allegedly controlled the drug sellers in those areas.

The organization had the protection of local and federal authorities in exchange for periodic economic compensation and luxury gifts. This is how they were able to sell drugs in the hotel zone, bars and tourist beaches.

Arellano Carbajal and Quiroz Alfaro, who are active elements of the Federal Police, were designated for promoting the activities of the organization through the exchange of information obtained from intelligence investigations.

They are also accused of investigating and reporting the activities of other antagonistic groups to Doña Lety such as the New Generation Cartel, Los Pelones and the Gulf Cartel and informing Rodríguez Lara of the operations that the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, the PF and the Secretariat of the Navy would carry out.

The judge imposed preventive detention for which Doña Lety will remain in the Federal Social Rehabilitation Center in Morelos, while her son remains locked up in North Prison of Mexico City.