Playa del Carmen, Q. R. — Two Colombian men were taken into custody and transferred to immigration facilities Sunday for deportation. The two men were charged with administrative offenses after they were found with expired tourist visas.
Police were told of their presence when area residents notified authorities of the pair counting out cash in the Ejidal neighborhood. The pair were apparently asked to leave the area, but responded with insults.
Municipal police happened by a few minutes later on a motorcycle. They were informed about the two men. While they did not have anything incriminating on their person, they were charged with administrative conduct for their insults.
While at police facilities, a scan of their passports by INM revealed their overstay. The men, 22-year-old Cristian N and 25-year-old Yesid N, were handed over to officers of the National Institute of Migration (INM) for having exceeded their legal stay in the country.
A third person, also a male of Colombian nationality, was arrested by Playa del Carmen police over the weekend. The unidentified man was stopped while riding his motorcycle.
A review of his documents also revealed his stay as a tourist in the country had expired. He was taken into police custody and handed over to INM officers. The third man was an alleged collector of floor rights in the area.