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Former Cancun police officer caught in flagrante extorting bars

Cancun, Q.R. — A man arrested in Cancun on extortion charges has been identified as a former municipal police officer. According to the State Attorney General Oscar Montes de Oca, the former officer was taken into custody in flagrante.

Montes de Oca said the former officer, who referred to himself as The Lord of Cancun, was arrested for collecting floor rights from bars, taking advantage of information that was made available to him.

The Attorney General said on social media, they learned the officer had a history of making threats, where he warned authorities and intimidated rivals.

“Unfortunately, this subject is a former municipal police officer who was taking advantage of all the information he had at his disposal to carry out this type of intimidation on networks and make phone calls to the managers and owners of bars to illegally obtain an economic benefit through what it is called a floor right,” he explained.

On Monday, the agency reported that the unnamed former officer was picked up by Cancun police June 8 when, according to Montes de Oca, he was in the middle of trying to collect money from an establishment in SM 510.