Mexican authorities say they have arrested three men and are searching for two more who are accused of robbing and killing two Australian surfers.
The attorney-general of Sinaloa state said the West Australians Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman were travelling from the port of Topolobampo to Guadalajara on the coastal freeway in the early hours of November 21.
The five men have been accused of stopping them at gunpoint by acting as police.
The attorney-general said the Australian men reportedly realised they were being robbed and attempted to fight them off, but were immediately shot and killed.
The gang is accused of robbing them and driving the Australians’ van to another location where the number plate was stolen and the vehicle was burnt.
The bodies are now undergoing DNA analysis.
More to come.
Topics: law-crime-and-justice, crime, mexico