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Mexico’s Sinaloan drug cartel claims they ‘handed over’ alleged murderers of Jake and Callum Robinson

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
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Callum and Jake Robinson. Inset left: Jesus Gerardo Garcia Cota and Cristian Alejandro Garci. Inset right: Ari Gisel García Cota.
Callum and Jake Robinson. Inset left: Jesus Gerardo Garcia Cota and Cristian Alejandro Garci. Inset right: Ari Gisel García Cota. Credit: The West Australian

Mexico’s Sinaloan drug cartel is claiming it delivered the alleged murder suspects of Jake and Callum Robinson and Jack Carter Rhoad to avoid ‘unwanted attention’ from Police as the investigation intensified.

The Sinaloan cartel, one of the world’s largest criminal organisations, offered a statement to media organisation The Beast claiming they were integral in tracking down and delivering the suspects to authorities.

“They were low-level robbers acting alone, but we handed them over,” the alleged cartel member stated.

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“We called the authorities to let them know where to find them.’’

Australian brothers Jake and Callum and their American friend were on a surfing holiday in the Sinaloa cartel-controlled region of Ensenada, close to the Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, when the attack occurred.

Mother of the two Perth men Debra Robinson told 7News her sons were on a trip of a lifetime ahead of Jack Carter Rhoad’s wedding in August.

Two men and a woman were detained on suspicion of being involved in the murders after one was found to have a mobile phone belonging to one of the tourists in their possession.

Jesus Gerardo, one of the three suspects arrested reportedly told his girlfriend that he “f***** up three gringos’’, local prosecutors are claiming.

State Prosecutor Maria Andrade stated she believes the men died as a result of a failed carjacking and robbery which may have begun with a demand to steal the tyres from their vehicle, which was later found burnt out.

“The tourists refused and tried to fight back, but the robbers were armed,” investigators said.

“When the criminals took out their guns the three [tourists] tried to de-escalate things, but it was too late, they beat the three of them and then shot them in the head,” they added.

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