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Authorities seize truckload of furniture for obstructing free passage on Cancun beach

Cancun, Q.R. — A truck load of loungers found to be illegally placed on a Cancun beach has been seized by authorities. On Wednesday, the Safe Beach area agency conducted a tour at Playa Marlin where they located the illegal set up.

Officials arrived early Wednesday morning with trucks to remove the beach furniture that was found obstructing passage at Kilometer 14 of Kukulcán Boulevard in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

The operation was carried out by elements of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) and the Quintana Roo Police. Loungers, chairs, tables and umbrellas were part of the federal seizure that authorities found scattered over a large section of sand. The spread of furniture blocked the way for beachgoers.

“Access to the maritime beaches and the federal maritime land zone contiguous to them may not be inhibited, restricted, hindered or conditioned except in the cases established by the regulations,” the agency stressed.

In order for hotels to place lounge chairs and other furniture in the federal maritime-terrestrial zone, a permit must be granted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) in exchange for paying the respective right of use.

Regardless, permit holders (concessionaires) are obligated to respect the right of free passage.