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Cancun authorities dismantle illegal beach club at Playa Marlin

Cancun, Q.R. — Authorities in Cancun have shut down another beach area that was overrun with loungers and umbrellas. Dozens of police, along with city officials, removed truckloads of tables, chairs, loungers and beach umbrellas from Playa Marlin in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

Officials were on site early Wednesday morning where they also proceeded to tear down buildings and makeshift massage areas before leaving. The removal of the beach furniture and structures was due to citizen and business complaints of people operating without a concession. Many area businessmen believe these illegal beach clubs are run by organized crime.

In early April, police and city officials dismantled two illegal beach clubs, also in the Cancun Hotel Zone. In that instance, officials were sent to Playa Gaviota Azul were they tore down both beach clubs after they were found operating without permits.

This latest dismantling at Playa Marlin was coordinated by the State Attorney General’s Office, with the participation of the State Police, National Guard and elements of the Secretary of the Navy.