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Woman who collected extortion money from Playa del Carmen restaurant could get 18 years

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A woman who allegedly collected extortion money from a Playa del Carmen business owner could get 18 years. On Thursday, the State Attorney General’s Office said Cenia Noreli “N” will go before a judge for her “alleged participation in the crime of extortion to the detriment of a restaurant businessman whose identity is withheld.”

The accused, Cenia Noreli “N”, served as collector of the monthly fee for “floor rights” demanded by a criminal group from the businessman who has restaurants in Playa del Carmen.

“According to the investigation, for a year, the business owner has been paying a monthly amount for his Solidaridad branches as well as another amount for each of his locations in Cancun.

“Following this situation, the affected person reported the events on August 17 of the current year, for which the corresponding investigation was ordered which resulted in the identification of the probable participant.”

According to the FGE statement, “the woman was identified when she went to a branch of the establishment in Playa del Carmen. Her identification was achieved through monitoring of C5 and private cameras,” which lead to an arrest warrant.

Cenia Noreli “N” is to remain imprisoned during her legal process. The FGE reported that “if found guilty, the woman could face a sentence of 12 to 18 years in prison.”