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Playa del Carmen police arrest male for business extortion

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Office of the Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo reports that after an investigation into detonations of firearms, one male subject was arrested.

Investigative police captured Alfonso M for his involvement in the crime of extortion to the detriment of at least one merchant. At the time of his capture, police found him in possession of a firearm and a a threatening message written on cardboard. During his arrest, they seized the message, firearm and a motorcycle.

Police say Alfonso M is related to the events that occurred on 125th Avenue with 20th Street in the Ejidal neighborhood of Playa del Carmen where detonations of firearms were reported. Police add that Alfonso M is also being investigated for possible relation to a criminal cell.

The progress of the investigations into this organization have led to the arrest of three more people, who have already been linked to the crime of extortion.