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Officers in riot gear escort Agepro for survey studies of irregular Mahahual areas

Mahahual, Q.R. — Armed officers seen at irregular neighborhoods of Mahahual were escorting a surveying team. A team of armed agents from the State Attorney General’s Office and State Police escorted state personnel while they performed topographic studies.

On Tuesday, the armored officers were seen with riot gear in the irregular neighborhoods of Mahahual. They were seen with personnel from the Quintana Roo Strategic Projects Agency (Agepro) while they carried out topographic studies in the area.

The officers were outfitted with riot gear and shields while they blocked access to the irregular neighborhoods of El Sol and Los Flamingos so the Agepro personnel could work.

Some of the residents of the irregular colonies took their presence to mean an eviction, however,  agents of the State Attorney General’s Office spoke with a lawyer for the irregular settlements who then explained that there was no judicial order for an eviction, only surveying work.

Agepro personnel took measurements in several points around Mahahual, including the two irregular settlements.

Last month, State Secretary Cristina Torres Gómez said they were waiting for the property title results by the Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urbano (Sedatu) to determine if the land is national or private.

Torres made the comment due to the ongoing land disputes of irregular settlements in and around the Mahahual area.