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Authorities make arrest in Playa del Carmen extortion case

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Attorney General of the State says they have arrested José J on drugs and extortion charges. José J was taken into police custody on an arrest warrant for extortion against an unidentified person in Playa del Carmen.

According to their first investigations, the defendant claimed to belong to a criminal organization, demanding cash in exchange for their well being. Details of the event have not been provided by police, only that upon his arrest for extortion, he was also charged with drug offenses.