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Pair of out-of-town extortionists arrested in central Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A man and woman accused of extorting central Playa del Carmen businesses have been jailed. The pair were taken into police custody Sunday after authorities received the report of a business extortion in Nicte-Ha.

The victim was able to provide details of the event as well as a description of the man and woman. Police began a search for the pair, finding them in the far north-central region of the city near the beach.

Taken into custody was 51-year-old Ana N from the state of Campeche and 28-year-old Alejandro N from the state of Veracruz. A security inspection upon their arrest revealed 22,000 peso in cash along with $67 USD.