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Authorities investigating false reports of Cancun kidnappings and armed men

Cancun, Q.R. — After days of several false reports of armed men around the Cancun Hotel Zone, the State Attorney General’s Office is starting an investigation and sending a message to those making the false reports.

Several reports of armed men around the Cancun Hotel Zone were made to emergency services in the past few days. In each event, police arrived to find a false report.

The latest report was called in Tuesday at a construction site at Kilometer 14.5 of Kukulcán Boulevard of the Cancun Hotel Zone. A police operation responded to the report of 15 armed men who entered the work site dressed similar to the workers and threatened them.

However, when they got there, there was no such threat, nor did they find any of the similar dressed workers as reported. The State Attorney General’s Office is warning those who are making the false reports.

The FGE has since issued a statement indicating that they have started an investigation into the false calls to emergency services that, on several occasions, have caused the mobilization of police.

On social media, the agency posted “The FGE of Quintana Roo informs that it has started an investigation due to the false notifications to the emergency services that have caused the mobilization of public security institutions and in which the presence of armed persons in the Cancun Hotel Zone has been falsely reported since last weekend.”

Attorney General Óscar Montes de Oca Rosales has also said that local media who reported the kidnapping of people from a Cancun beach over the weekend is false news.

He said that there are ill-intentioned people with a goal to damage the image of the Cancun-Riviera Maya tourist destination.