Stolen emblematic Acapulco mariachi frogs recovered by authorities in the State of Mexico

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What is happening in the country is increasingly surprising, the emblematic mariachi frogs of the Señor Frog’s store in Acapulco, which had disappeared after the devastating passage of Hurricane Otis in October 2023, have finally been recovered.

The figures that represent an important tourist and cultural attraction of the port, were found in a property in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico, linked to the leader of the Pacific Civil Resistance (Resistencia Civil del Pacífico: RCP) a criminal group.

The Frogs became even more famous after inexplicably surviving the fury of Category 5 Hurricane Otis (Photo: OEM)

At the site, the two figures of frogs, 1.80 meters tall (6 feet), and dressed as mariachi, were seized, a black plastic bag inside contained 84 transparent plastic bags with marijuana, as well as about 20 small bags that contained a grainy substance with the characteristics of methamphetamine.

After the chaos caused by Hurricane Otis on October 25, 2023, the frogs miraculously survived, only to be stolen days later.

The Attorney General’s Office of the State of Mexico (FGJEM), acting on citizen complaints, managed to locate the frogs in Nezahualcóyotl, in an operation that culminated in the arrest of 20 people, including Manuel “N”, leader of RCP.

In addition to the frogs, the search revealed the presence of illicit substances on the property, further complicating the legal situation of the detainees.

The quick action of the authorities and the invaluable help of citizen complaints not only allowed the recovery of an iconic symbol of Acapulco but also demonstrated the effectiveness of community collaboration in the fight against crime.

Criminal groups such as RCP engage in various illicit activities such as violent dispossession of property and theft. Now the detainees are already in the Nezahualcóyotl prison, known as Nezabordo, their legal situation will be defined shortly by the corresponding authorities.

Source: Excelsior

The Mexico City Post