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American fugitive arrested in central Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — An American man who has been on a wanted list for several months by American authorities has been arrested in Playa del Carmen.

The man, who has been identified as Darius Bunyad, was known to go by other names including Daryoush Mohammad Bunyad and Dan Bunyad.

Bunyad was arrested by Mexico’s federal police in Playa del Carmen. He was wanted by American authorities in Santa Rosa, California for several violations including failure to appear, sexual battery and molesting a minor. Bunyad was a Santa Rosa chiropractor.

After being found guilty during a trial, Bunyad fled the United States before sentencing. He was arrested by federal police in a home located in the colony Gonzalo Guerrero on 26 Street north of central Playa del Carmen.