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Ejido land in Tulum being sold as residential lots seized by government

Tulum, Q. R. — A section of Ejido land that was being sold to the public as residential real estate has been seized. The Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) in Quintana Roo reported on the seizure of the land that was being sold as residential lots.

The FGR reported carrying out a real estate development operation for damages to biodiversity, through the sale of the lots.

Elements of the National Guard, the State Attorney General’s Office, Quintana Roo State Police, as well as PROFEPA, among other authorities, participated in the operation, the FGR reported.

Agents from the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM) and official experts in the fields of architecture, biodiversity, photography and field criminalistics from the FGR also participated.

The operation was completed on March 7 of this year and was carried out on the property located in the Jacinto Pat ejido on the Tulum-Coba highway. The FGR said that the operation took place in a real estate development, which is currently promoted on social networks for the sale of residential lots with access to 10 cenotes.

The Jacinto Pat ejido is located slightly northwest of the town of Tulum within the municipality of Tulum.

In the operation, water absorption machinery was found, as well as felling of the protected species of Chit palm, a species protected by SEMARNAT.

The foregoing implies damage to biodiversity and the environment due to the removal of vegetation, as well as the use of non-forest land, for which reason the property remains in the custody of the National Guard, they said.