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Man charged with extorting Playa del Carmen business

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A man has been arrested and formally charged with extortion of a Playa del Carmen business. The Attorney General’s Office says on Wednesday during his arraignment, Juan C was charged with the crime of extortion against a person with a private identity.

According to their investigation, the events occurred after the victim, the owner of a commercial establishment located in the Centro neighborhood of the Municipality of Solidaridad, began to receive text messages in which the now-defendant demanded money.

The money was for “floor rights”. The victim “deposited the established amount of cash into a bank account, which was in the name of another person,” the agency said.

The detainee, Juan C, was given the precautionary measure of informal preventive detention for the duration of his criminal proceedings.