Cancun, Q.R. — Illegal beach furniture found blocking the free passage of beachgoers was removed Wednesday morning. Two large trucks met police at Playa Langosta where they were loaded with beach furniture.
The operation to clear the beach was an 8:00 a.m. coordination between the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) and Quintana Roo Police officers as well as national guards and various civil protection elements. The FGE says it included two illegal establishments they say, were believed used for illegal activity.
“Various lounge chairs, umbrellas, chairs and other beach items were removed from the place because they did not have the corresponding concession and they also forced tourists to pay excessive fees,” they said in their press release.
Officials continue to battle the illegal use of public space along Cancun beaches with the removal of illegally placed furniture as well as the destruction of illegally constructed buildings, many of which, have been used to traffic narcotics.
The last operation was at Isla Blanca in Isla Mujeres where two males was taken into custody after police raided a beach massage booth.