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10 hectares of illegally invaded land reclaimed in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — State police say they have reclaimed 10 hectares of land that was being illegally occupied in a subdivision of Playa del Carmen.

Through research undertaken by personnel of la Fiscalía General del Estado in coordination with other authorities, the seizure of 10 hectares of invaded land was recovered in a subdivision of Bali.

Police report that in May of 2017, Plot 249 was invaded with five hectares being illegally occupied. When police arrived to evict its squatters, they found weapons and cartridges meant for the exclusive use of the armed forces.

They also found a feline that was considered an endangered species and for which reason it was remitted. Investigative work also showed that fractions of that land had been illegally sold with the argument of being national lands that were in process of regularization.

Police say that crimes against the environment were found on the five of the 10 hectares being used by the squatters to live. They report that the environmental crimes included illegal logging of trees and vegetation along with illegal electrical outlets.

Arrested were Humberto N, Raziel N and Alonso N of no known address.

The State Attorney’s Office says they continue to work to maintain a firm commitment to provide legal certainty to protect the heritage of Quintana Roo.