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State shuts down two illegal construction projects

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Illegal construction on two properties has been detected in the state of Quintana Roo. On Thursday, the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) in Quintana Roo reported on the closure of a property in Tulum and another in Cancun.

According to the FGR, state authorities were provided with a search warrant for each of the properties.

The FGR, in collaboration with the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM) of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC), along with personnel from the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection and Guard National, carried out the two searches.

The first was in the Municipality of Tulum on the Federal Tulum – Chetumal highway for the crime of Against Biodiversity. Authorities searched the property after a complaint from PROFEPA personnel, in which they observed the removal of vegetation as well as the building of a foundation of stone material.

During their review, authorities found illegal construction and the clearing of the Chit palm, a species protected by SEMARNAT.

The second search was carried out in the Hotel Zone of Cancun at kilometer 6.5 for the crime of biodiversity, in which the change of land use and remission of vegetation was being carried out.

Authorities inspecting the property found owners intended to build a pharmacy and a bar.

The FGR reported that the corresponding seals were placed on both properties and guards were left at each of the sites.