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Extortion attempt against small Playa del Carmen business gets man arrested

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A male subject was arrested after being reported for attempted extortion. The arrest took place early Saturday morning during a routine police patrol in the Mision de las Flores subdivision of Playa del Carmen.

Police reported seeing a man surrounded by a group of people after he had allegedly entered a small grocery store and threatened the owner, demanding a cash payment for floor rights. A threatening note from the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación was also allegedly left behind for the small business owner.

Nearby residents were quick to surround to young man, who was laying on the sidewalk when police happened upon them. They intervened in the group and, after hearing details, arrested the young man.