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Attorney General of Quintana Roo reports 18 arrests on voter day

Cancun, Q.R. — Oscar Montes de Oca Rosales, Attorney General of Quintana Roo has reported minimal issues during the Sunday voting day across the state. While no major issues were noted, police did arrest a total of 18 people, a majority of whom were accused of vote-bribing.

The detainees, 13 of which were taken into custody in Playa del Carmen, were accused of attempting to buy votes. Four people in Cancun were also arrested on similar charges. The charges for those detained included requesting votes by promise, buying votes, collecting voter credentials without cause provided by law, instigating suffrage or obstructing the development of the voting, direct threats through banners and / or social networks.

None of the incidents reported, he said, affected the electoral process. One person was taken into custody in Tulum after spraying gasoline in a voter area in an attempt to burn boxes. Montes de Oca Rosales said in that incident, there was no damage, but the person responsible was arrested.

Police will remain on high alert as the electoral process winds down and votes are counted. An official release of winning names is anticipated to be available Wednesday.

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